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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 52 km SSW of Lithakiá, Greece

Earthquake location 37.3249S, 20.5069WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Lithakiá in Greece on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.58 km (4 miles). Event id: us6000cb28. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cb28. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:00:54 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 23:00:54 / October 21, 2020 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 20.5069 East, latitude 37.3249 North, depth = 6.58 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gargaliánoi, Kyparissía, Zacháro (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km SSW of Lithakiá, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5069° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3249° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km SSW of Lithakiá, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-21 23:00:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-21 23:19:22 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 416 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 3.178 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 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 us6000cb28 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cb28 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cb28, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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