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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 13 km ESE of Zakynthos, Greece

Earthquake location 37.7386S, 21.0299WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Zakynthos in Greece on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/19 / 2019-05-20 17:40:42 / May 20, 2019 @ 5:40 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:40:42 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 21.0299 East, latitude 37.7386 North, depth = 10.64 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003nld. Id of event: us70003nld. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.64 km (7 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 78 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gargaliánoi, Río, Pátra (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 13 km ESE of Zakynthos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.0299° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7386° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km 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 2019-05-20 17:40:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-11 21:18:23 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 298 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 0.905 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us70003nld Id of event.
Event Code 70003nld An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003nld, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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