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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 15 km SSW of Lixourion, Greece

Earthquake location 38.0696S, 20.3665WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 08:25:27 / December 16, 2019 @ 8:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, 20.3665° East, 38.0696° North, depth 25.14 km. The temblor was detected at 10:25:27 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006s36. Unique identifier: us60006s36. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.14 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mesolóngi, Amaliáda, Lefkáda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km SSW of Lixourion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.3665° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSW of Lixourion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-16 08:25:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-16 09:00:36 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 340 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 1.524 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us60006s36 Id of event.
Event Code 60006s36 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006s36, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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