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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Kéfalos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.7633S, 26.781WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kéfalos in Greece on Thursday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:05:38 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000c3tv. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c3tv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.86 km (94 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 11:05:38 / October 1, 2020 @ 11:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.781 East, latitude 36.7633 North, depth = 151.86 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kos (c. 19 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Turgutreis (c. 16 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Datça (c. 10 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Kálymnos (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Didim, Datça, Bodrum. Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 16 km W of Kéfalos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.781° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7633° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km W of Kéfalos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-01 11:05:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-01 11:16:52 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 400 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 1.211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us6000c3tv Id of event.
Event Code 6000c3tv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c3tv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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