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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sperkhias in Greece

Earthquake location 38.8582S, 21.9739WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Sperkhias in Greece on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 21.9739° East, 38.8582° North, depth 12.39 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 04:46:07 / May 14, 2017 @ 4:46 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.39 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008saz. Event ids that are associated: us10008saz. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:46:07 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lárisa (c. 128 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kardítsa (c. 32 800 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lárisa, Árta, Livadeiá (min 5000 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 13 km WSW of Sperkhias, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.9739° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8582° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW of Sperkhias, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-14 04:46:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-14 05:33:42 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 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 0.325 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us10008saz Id of event.
Event Code 10008saz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008saz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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