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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Drosaton in Greece



Earthquake location 41.2048S, 22.8632WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Drosaton in Greece on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 22.8632° East, 41.2048° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:16:12 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ck23. Id of event: us2000ck23. Global time and date of event 01/01/18 / 2018-01-01 22:16:12 / January 1, 2018 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sérres (c. 58 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shtip (c. 48 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Strumica (c. 45 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sykiés (c. 45 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Češinovo, Kochani, Bansko.

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

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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: 7 km NE of Drosaton, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 22.8632° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.2048° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE of Drosaton, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-01 22:16:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-18 04:26:47 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 246 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 1.197 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us2000ck23 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ck23 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ck23, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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