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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Zagora in Greece



Earthquake location 39.6316S, 23.2441WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Zagora in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mxl. Id of event: us20008mxl. The temblor was picked up at 14:47:38 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 23.2441° East, 39.6316° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 12:47:38 / February 28, 2017 @ 12:47 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elassóna, Kateríni, Epanomí. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Lárisa (c. 128 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Vólos (c. 84 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kateríni (c. 53 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 32 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Týrnavos (c. 10 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Fársala (c. 10 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km NNE of Zagora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.2441° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.6316° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNE of Zagora, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-28 12:47:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-28 14:30:06 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 298 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 0.746 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 41 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008mxl Id of event.
Event Code 20008mxl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mxl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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