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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Gastouni in Greece

Earthquake location 37.8445S, 21.2357WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Gastouni in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.2357 East, latitude 37.8445 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003lge. Id of event: us70003lge. The temblor was detected at 12:54:43 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 10:54:43 / May 15, 2019 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Megalópoli, Gargaliánoi, Áyios Konstandínos. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Aígio (c. 20 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 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: 1 km WSW of Gastouni, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.2357° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8445° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km WSW of Gastouni, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-15 10:54:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-15 12:13:45 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 326 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 0.861 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us70003lge Id of event.
Event Code 70003lge An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003lge, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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