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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Komnina in Greece

Earthquake location 40.5954S, 21.8419WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Komnina in Greece on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 14:20:36 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 12:20:36 / April 15, 2020 @ 12:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.8419 East, latitude 40.5954 North, depth = 5 km. Event id: us70008wq2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wq2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kateríni (c. 53 300 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Véroia (c. 44 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Kozáni (c. 36 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Néoi Epivátes, Korçë (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km E of Komnina, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.8419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.5954° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km E of Komnina, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-15 12:20:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-15 12:50:01 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 259 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 0.697 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us70008wq2 Id of event.
Event Code 70008wq2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008wq2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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