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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Lithakia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.3936S, 20.9004WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j5w6. Unique identifier: us2000j5w6. The temblor was detected at 18:14:14 / 6:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.84 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 20.9004° East, 37.3936° North, depth 21.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 17:14:14 / January 18, 2019 @ 5:14 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Argostólion, Pýlos, Gargaliánoi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km S of Lithakia, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.9004° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3936° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 2019-01-18 17:14:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-18 18:58:23 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 0.845 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us2000j5w6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j5w6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j5w6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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