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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Ayios Nikolaos in Greece

Earthquake location 37.8149S, 21.0663WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ayios Nikolaos in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 21.0663 East, latitude 37.8149 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10008k9g. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008k9g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:45:13 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 14:45:13 / April 24, 2017 @ 2:45 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Agrínio, Náfpaktos, Filiatrá (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km SW of Ayios Nikolaos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.0663° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8149° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW of Ayios Nikolaos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-24 14:45:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 15:34:19 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 2.2 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 0.932 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10008k9g Id of event.
Event Code 10008k9g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008k9g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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