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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Ayios Nikolaos in Greece

Earthquake location 37.6646S, 21.125WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ayios Nikolaos in Greece. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jd86. Unique identifier: us2000jd86. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/19 / 2019-02-04 17:41:07 / February 4, 2019 @ 5:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 21.125° East, 37.6646° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:41:07 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Megalópoli, Río, Pátra (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and one 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km S of Ayios Nikolaos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.125° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6646° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km S of Ayios Nikolaos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-04 17:41:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-04 18:41:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 0.8 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us2000jd86 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jd86 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jd86, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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