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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 17 km ESE of Kos, Greece

Earthquake location 36.849S, 27.481WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kos in Greece on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.66 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 16:25:37 / July 31, 2017 @ 4:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 27.481° East, 36.849° North, depth 11.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a4gy. Id of event: us2000a4gy. The temblor was reported at 18:25:37 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Archángelos, Muğla, Ula.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 17 km ESE of Kos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.481° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.849° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km 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 2017-07-31 16:25:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-15 19:25:56 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 0.817 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000a4gy Id of event.
Event Code 2000a4gy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a4gy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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