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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Kos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.9098S, 27.3244WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kos in Greece. Exact location, longitude 27.3244° East, latitude 36.9098° North, depth = 67.98 km. Event id: us70005a3q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005a3q. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:53 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/19 / 2019-08-30 02:38:53 / August 30, 2019 @ 2:38 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.98 km (42 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Milas, Didim, Datça. The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Turgutreis (c. 16 500 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 3 km ENE of Kos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.3244° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ENE of Kos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-30 02:38:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-30 08:17:22 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 121 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 0.945 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005a3q Id of event.
Event Code 70005a3q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005a3q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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