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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 20 km S of Kefalos, Greece



Earthquake location 36.5592S, 26.9183WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kefalos in Greece. The epicenter was at a depth of 127.7 km (79 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082q4. Id of event: us200082q4. The temblor was reported at 08:03:44 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 26.9183° East, 36.5592° North, depth 127.7 km. Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 06:03:44 / December 20, 2016 @ 6:03 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Turgutreis (c. 16 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Datça (c. 10 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kálymnos (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Didim, Datça, Bodrum.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km S of Kefalos, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.9183° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km S of Kefalos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 06:03:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 06:19:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 449 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200082q4 Id of event.
Event Code 200082q4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082q4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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