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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Gefyra in Greece



Earthquake location 36.5894S, 22.8916WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Gefyra in Greece on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10007n2l. Event ids that are associated: us10007n2l. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 19:31:05 / December 27, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:31:05 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.5 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 22.8916 East, latitude 36.5894 North, depth = 12.5 km.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Messíni, Kalamáta, Spárti. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km SW of Gefyra, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 22.8916° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5894° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SW of Gefyra, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-27 19:31:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 19:54:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 370 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 0.972 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us10007n2l Id of event.
Event Code 10007n2l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007n2l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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