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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Kardamas in Greece

Earthquake location 37.6472S, 21.2449WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kardamas in Greece. 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: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 16:57:19 / May 13, 2019 @ 4:57 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.65 km (18 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:57:19 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 29.65 km, 21.2449° East, 37.6472° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003kgm. Id of event: us70003kgm.

Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Trípoli (c. 26 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Aígio (c. 20 700 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kalamáta, Trípoli, Aígio (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km SSW of Kardamas, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.2449° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6472° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSW of Kardamas, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-13 16:57:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-13 17:32:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 371 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 1.617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us70003kgm Id of event.
Event Code 70003kgm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003kgm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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