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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 22 km SSW of Argostolion, Greece



Earthquake location 38.0063S, 20.3574WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Argostolion in Greece. The temblor was reported at 15:36:50 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008mzs. Event ids that are associated: us10008mzs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 13:36:50 / May 2, 2017 @ 1:36 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 20.3574° East, latitude 38.0063° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lefkáda, Amaliáda, Gastoúni.

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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen 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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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: 22 km SSW of Argostolion, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.3574° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0063° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSW of Argostolion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-02 13:36:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-02 15:18:18 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 312 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 1.494 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us10008mzs Id of event.
Event Code 10008mzs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008mzs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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