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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Methoni in Greece

Earthquake location 36.7036S, 21.5044WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Methoni in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 21.5044° East, 36.7036° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iv48. Id of event: us2000iv48. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:35:51 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/18 / 2018-12-19 19:35:51 / December 19, 2018 @ 7:35 pm.

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Pýlos (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Megalópoli, Spárti, Zacháro (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 22 km SW of Methoni, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.5044° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7036° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SW 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 2018-12-19 19:35:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-19 19:58:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 385 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 0.581 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us2000iv48 Id of event.
Event Code 2000iv48 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iv48, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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