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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Methoni in Greece

Earthquake location 36.7323S, 21.2829WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Methoni in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 10:51:22 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.2829 East, latitude 36.7323 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/18 / 2018-07-31 09:51:22 / July 31, 2018 @ 9:51 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000gi1m. Unique identifier: us2000gi1m.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zacháro, Kalamáta, Messíni (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Pýlos (c. 5 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km WSW of Methoni, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.2829° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7323° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WSW 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 2018-07-31 09:51:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-31 14:05:22 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 298 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 0.68 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us2000gi1m Id of event.
Event Code 2000gi1m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gi1m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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