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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.8337S, 27.4366WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Kos in Greece on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009ynt. Id of event: us20009ynt. The temblor was reported at 00:52:59 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 22:52:59 / July 20, 2017 @ 10:52 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 27.4366° East, 36.8337° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Muğla, Ula, Archángelos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 14 km ESE of Kos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.4366° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8337° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE of Kos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-20 22:52:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 23:27:41 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 0.828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us20009ynt Id of event.
Event Code 20009ynt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ynt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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