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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Lithakia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.6836S, 20.8263WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 22.5 km, 20.8263° East, 37.6836° North. The temblor was reported at 19:47:38 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.5 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 17:47:38 / January 17, 2020 @ 5:47 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us600079c2. Unique identifier: us600079c2.

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mesolóngi, Filiatrá, Kyparissía (min 5000 pop).

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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 3 km S of Lithakia, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.8263° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km S of Lithakia, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-17 17:47:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-17 18:20:24 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 284 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 1.009 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600079c2 Id of event.
Event Code 600079c2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600079c2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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