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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Vareia in Greece



Earthquake location 39.03S, 26.6866WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Vareia in Greece on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.6866° East, 39.03° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 03:20:53 / August 5, 2017 @ 3:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:20:53 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a50j. Id of event: us2000a50j.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kemalpaşa, İvrindi, Savaştepe (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from İzmir (c. 2 500 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Karabağlar (c. 458 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Manisa (c. 244 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Soma (c. 65 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Menemen (c. 53 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 11 km ESE of Vareia, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.6866° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.03° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ESE of Vareia, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-05 03:20:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 03:46:04 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 1.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us2000a50j Id of event.
Event Code 2000a50j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a50j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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