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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Lithakia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.454S, 20.8673WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 10:25:12 / October 31, 2018 @ 10:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:25:12 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.8673 East, latitude 37.454 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000i4iw. Unique identifier: us2000i4iw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýlos, Argostólion, Gargaliánoi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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: 29 km S of Lithakia, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.8673° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.454° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km S of Lithakia, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-31 10:25:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-31 10:45:40 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 312 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 1.945 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us2000i4iw Id of event.
Event Code 2000i4iw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i4iw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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