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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Methoni in Greece



Earthquake location 35.3519S, 21.4233WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 164 km S of Methoni, Greece (102 miles) on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:04:27 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 12:04:27 / April 27, 2017 @ 12:04 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 21.4233° East, 35.3519° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008l9j. Unique identifier: us10008l9j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 164 km S of Methoni, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.4233° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3519° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 164km S of Methoni, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-27 12:04:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-27 12:22:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 369 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 1.867 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us10008l9j Id of event.
Event Code 10008l9j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008l9j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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