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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 13 km SSW of Palaia Fokaia, Greece

Earthquake location 37.5994S, 23.9153WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Palaia Fokaia in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.86 km (101 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:24:30 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 23.9153° East, 37.5994° North, depth 161.86 km. Event id: us20008u70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u70. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 04:24:30 / March 24, 2017 @ 4:24 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Náfplio, Thívai, Vasilikón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Athens (c. 664 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Piraeus (c. 163 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Peristéri (c. 140 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kallithéa (c. 100 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Níkaia (c. 89 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Glyfáda (c. 87 300 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 13 km SSW of Palaia Fokaia, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.9153° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5994° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 161.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSW of Palaia Fokaia, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-24 04:24:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 04:42:00 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 340 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 1.639 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us20008u70 Id of event.
Event Code 20008u70 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008u70, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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