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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ionian Sea

Earthquake location 37.49S, 20.6223WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Ionian Sea kilometers (0 miles) from Ionian Sea. The temblor was picked up at 06:49:35 / 6:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 06:49:35 / October 12, 2019 @ 6:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.6223 East, latitude 37.49 North, depth = 6.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.82 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70005tm5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005tm5.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Filiatrá, Zacháro, Argostólion. Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Ionian Sea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.6223° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.49° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Ionian Sea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-12 06:49:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-12 07:14:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.084 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us70005tm5 Id of event.
Event Code 70005tm5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005tm5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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