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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Kos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.8263S, 27.3427WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kos in Greece. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 23:08:46 / July 29, 2017 @ 11:08 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.51 km (12 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a40v. Event ids that are associated: us2000a40v. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:08:46 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 18.51 km, 27.3427° East, 36.8263° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 89 km (56 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yatağan, Ródos, Triánta (min 5000 pop).

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 eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km SSE of Kos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.3427° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km 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 2017-07-29 23:08:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-17 02:38:19 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 259 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 0.875 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us2000a40v Id of event.
Event Code 2000a40v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a40v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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