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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Aegean Sea

Earthquake location 39.7817S, 25.6127WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Aegean Sea kilometers (0 miles) from Aegean Sea on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.6127° East, 39.7817° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 21:54:20 / March 15, 2019 @ 9:54 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jgu5. Id of event: us1000jgu5. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:54:20 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ezine (c. 15 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Gökçeada (c. 7 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ayvacık (c. 6 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mýrina (c. 5 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Eceabat (c. 5 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Çanakkale, Eceabat, Ayvacık.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: Aegean Sea.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.6127° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7817° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Aegean Sea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-15 21:54:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-15 22:20:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us1000jgu5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jgu5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jgu5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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