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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 8 km ESE of Sami, Greece

Earthquake location 38.2245S, 20.7362WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sami in Greece on Sunday. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 02:52:09 / January 19, 2020 @ 2:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, 20.7362° East, 38.2245° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 04:52:09 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007aen. Id of event: us60007aen.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Náfpaktos, Río, Pátra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 8 km ESE of Sami, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.7362° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.2245° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Sami, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-19 02:52:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-19 03:10:40 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 385 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 1.406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007aen Id of event.
Event Code 60007aen An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007aen, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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