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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 15 km WSW of Gargalianoi, Greece



Earthquake location 37.0135S, 21.4727WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Gargalianoi in Greece on Wednesday. Event id: us100096q4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096q4. The temblor was picked up at 00:02:10 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/06/17 / 2017-06-27 22:02:10 / June 27, 2017 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.4727 East, latitude 37.0135 North, depth = 4.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.29 km (3 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amaliáda, Spárti, Pýrgos (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop).

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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km WSW of Gargalianoi, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.4727° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0135° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WSW of Gargalianoi, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-27 22:02:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-12 00:28:52 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 271 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 0.397 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us100096q4 Id of event.
Event Code 100096q4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096q4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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