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

Earthquake location 37.1807S, 20.6902WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:31:38 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 14:31:38 / January 1, 2019 @ 2:31 pm. Unique identifier: us2000j5ti. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j5ti. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 20.6902° East, 37.1807° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýlos, Zacháro, Amaliáda (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km SSW of Lithakia, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.6902° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1807° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2019-01-01 14:31:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-22 14:47:06 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 0.986 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us2000j5ti Id of event.
Event Code 2000j5ti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j5ti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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