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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Kos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.7869S, 27.3452WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kos in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 27.3452° East, 36.7869° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009ysa. Unique identifier: us20009ysa. Global time and date of event 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 02:12:35 / July 21, 2017 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:12:35 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yatağan (c. 19 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Archángelos, Yatağan, Afántou.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventeen 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: 12 km SSE of Kos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.3452° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7869° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE 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 2017-07-21 02:12:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-21 02:32:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 340 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 0.847 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20009ysa Id of event.
Event Code 20009ysa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ysa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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