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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Nidri in Greece

Earthquake location 38.6972S, 20.4236WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Nidri in Greece on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/17 / 2017-12-25 23:47:07 / December 25, 2017 @ 11:47 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 20.4236 East, latitude 38.6972 North, depth = 27.08 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.08 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bw6n. Id of event: us1000bw6n. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:47:07 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mesolóngi, Igoumenítsa, Agrínio. Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

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

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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: 24 km W of Nidri, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.4236° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6972° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km W of Nidri, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-25 23:47:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-26 00:03:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 326 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 1.125 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us1000bw6n Id of event.
Event Code 1000bw6n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bw6n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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