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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Adamas in Greece

Earthquake location 36.5601S, 24.6335WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Adamas in Greece. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:53:28 / 5:53 pm (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: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 15:53:28 / August 16, 2017 @ 3:53 pm. Event id: us2000a8sr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8sr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.02 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 24.6335 East, latitude 36.5601 North, depth = 105.02 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Naxos (c. 7 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Páros (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naxos, Páros.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 26 km SE of Adamas, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.6335° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5601° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SE of Adamas, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-16 15:53:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-16 16:10:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 355 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 0.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a8sr Id of event.
Event Code 2000a8sr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a8sr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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