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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Megalopolis in Greece

Earthquake location 37.4988S, 21.9211WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Megalopolis in Greece on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 21.9211° East, 37.4988° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/19 / 2019-09-08 20:00:17 / September 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005dgg. Id of event: us70005dgg. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:00:17 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Trípoli (c. 26 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Árgos (c. 22 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aígio (c. 20 700 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zákynthos, Kiáto, Río (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 22 km WNW of Megalopolis, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.9211° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WNW of Megalopolis, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-08 20:00:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-08 21:28:16 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 312 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 0.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us70005dgg Id of event.
Event Code 70005dgg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005dgg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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