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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near southern Greece



Earthquake location 36.8652S, 21.4797WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported southern Greece kilometers (0 miles) from southern Greece on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 21.4797° East, 36.8652° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:51:39 / 6:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bu4l. Event ids that are associated: us2000bu4l. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/11/17 / 2017-11-24 18:51:39 / November 24, 2017 @ 6:51 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pýrgos, Spárti, Megalópoli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: southern Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.4797° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8652° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place southern Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-24 18:51:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-24 19:14:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 340 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 2.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us2000bu4l Id of event.
Event Code 2000bu4l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bu4l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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