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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Lithakia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.3379S, 20.6545WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 17:42:00 / January 19, 2019 @ 5:42 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 20.6545 East, latitude 37.3379 North, depth = 39.51 km. The temblor was detected at 18:42:00 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000j6eq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j6eq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.51 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Argostólion, Gargaliánoi, Kyparissía.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 44 km SSW of Lithakia, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.6545° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3379° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SSW 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 2019-01-19 17:42:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-19 18:25:32 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 1.026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 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 us2000j6eq Id of event.
Event Code 2000j6eq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j6eq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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