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

Earthquake location 37.5073S, 20.4522WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Mouzaki in Greece on Saturday. Global time and date of event 27/10/18 / 2018-10-27 21:23:50 / October 27, 2018 @ 9:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:23:50 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000i5hw. Unique identifier: us2000i5hw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 20.4522 East, latitude 37.5073 North, depth = 10 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pýrgos, Amaliáda, Gastoúni (min 5000 pop).

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 fourty-four, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 40 km SW of Mouzaki, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.4522° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5073° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SW of Mouzaki, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-27 21:23:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-02 04:25:07 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 2.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 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 us2000i5hw Id of event.
Event Code 2000i5hw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i5hw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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