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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 3 km N of Kos, Greece



Earthquake location 36.9241S, 27.2931WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kos in Greece. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 17:09:45 / July 21, 2017 @ 5:09 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:09:45 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009zaf. Unique identifier: us20009zaf. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 27.2931° East, 36.9241° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Söke (c. 68 200 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Kuşadası (c. 63 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Faliraki, Kuşadası, Çine (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km N of Kos, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.2931° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km N 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 17:09:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-21 17:39:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 386 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 0.973 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009zaf Id of event.
Event Code 20009zaf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009zaf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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