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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Lithakia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.3168S, 20.9175WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 20.9175 East, latitude 37.3168 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jhdg. Id of event: us2000jhdg. The temblor was reported at 17:15:25 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/01/19 / 2019-01-29 16:15:25 / January 29, 2019 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýlos, Gargaliánoi, Kyparissía (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 44 km S of Lithakia, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.9175° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2019-01-29 16:15:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-19 16:24:17 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 271 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 0.815 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us2000jhdg Id of event.
Event Code 2000jhdg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jhdg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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