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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Zakynthos in Greece

Earthquake location 37.7368S, 21.0227WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Zakynthos in Greece. Id of earthquake: us1000jhfc. Event ids that are associated: us1000jhfc. The temblor was picked up at 13:49:39 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 11:49:39 / March 17, 2019 @ 11:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.0227 East, latitude 37.7368 North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Náfpaktos, Gargaliánoi, Río (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km ESE of Zakynthos, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.0227° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7368° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE of Zakynthos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-17 11:49:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-17 12:12:00 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 369 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 0.908 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us1000jhfc Id of event.
Event Code 1000jhfc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jhfc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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