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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 11 km N of Pefkochori, Greece



Earthquake location 40.0921S, 23.6329WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Pefkochori in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 23.6329° East, 40.0921° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 04:43:59 / April 7, 2017 @ 4:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:43:59 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008fdh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fdh.

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sykiés (c. 45 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Políchni (c. 39 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pylaía (c. 23 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Panórama (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Síndos, Oraiókastro, Diavatá (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five 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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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: 11 km N of Pefkochori, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.6329° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km N of Pefkochori, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-07 04:43:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-07 05:08:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 299 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 1.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us10008fdh Id of event.
Event Code 10008fdh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008fdh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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