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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kanallakion in Greece



Earthquake location 39.1854S, 20.6489WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kanallakion in Greece on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d9gg. Unique identifier: us1000d9gg. Exact location of earthquake, 20.6489° East, 39.1854° North, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:11:53 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 08:11:53 / March 27, 2018 @ 8:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Agrínio, Áyios Konstandínos, Kérkyra.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 6 km SE of Kanallakion, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.6489° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.1854° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SE of Kanallakion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-27 08:11:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-06 06:59:44 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 271 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 0.844 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us1000d9gg Id of event.
Event Code 1000d9gg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d9gg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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