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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Mithymna in Greece

Earthquake location 39.5045S, 26.1224WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Mithymna in Greece on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 00:19:00 / February 16, 2017 @ 12:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:19:00 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008k41. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k41. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.1224° East, 39.5045° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bergama, Mýrina, Çan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Edremit (c. 40 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Çan (c. 26 200 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km NNW of Mithymna, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.1224° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5045° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Mithymna, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-16 00:19:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 00:41:44 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 3.4 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 355 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 1.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 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 us20008k41 Id of event.
Event Code 20008k41 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k41, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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