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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Kaparéllion in Greece

Earthquake location 38.1284S, 23.1381WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kaparéllion in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 03:01:00 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.1381 East, latitude 38.1284 North, depth = 29.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.09 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/20 / 2020-09-11 03:01:00 / September 11, 2020 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000blkg. Event ids that are associated: us7000blkg.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Athens (c. 664 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Piraeus (c. 163 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Peristéri (c. 140 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kallithéa (c. 100 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Níkaia (c. 89 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aígio, Lávrio, Alivéri.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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: 13 km SSW of Kaparéllion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.1381° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1284° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km SSW of Kaparéllion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-11 03:01:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-11 03:15:14 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 271 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 1.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us7000blkg Id of event.
Event Code 7000blkg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000blkg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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