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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 26 km W of Methoni, Greece

Earthquake location 36.7789S, 21.4071WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Methoni in Greece on Monday. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:14:48 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.35 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000f0te. Event ids that are associated: us1000f0te. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 21.4071 East, latitude 36.7789 North, depth = 30.35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/06/18 / 2018-06-25 05:14:48 / June 25, 2018 @ 5:14 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýrgos, Spárti, Megalópoli. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Pýlos (c. 5 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 26 km W of Methoni, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.4071° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7789° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km W of Methoni, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-25 05:14:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-25 08:07:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.12 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 481 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 0.575 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000f0te Id of event.
Event Code 1000f0te An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000f0te, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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