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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Kos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.8774S, 27.3823WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kos in Greece on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.78 km (20 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:25:37 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 01:25:37 / July 21, 2017 @ 1:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.3823 East, latitude 36.8774 North, depth = 32.78 km. Id of earthquake: us20009yrq. Event ids that are associated: us20009yrq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ródos, Triánta, Yatağan (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 ESE of Kos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.3823° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8774° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km 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 2017-07-21 01:25:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-17 04:49:24 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 0.89 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us20009yrq Id of event.
Event Code 20009yrq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009yrq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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