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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Samos in Greece

Earthquake location 37.7426S, 26.9558WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Samos in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 26.9558 East, latitude 37.7426 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/20 / 2020-10-30 15:19:15 / October 30, 2020 @ 3:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:19:15 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). 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. Id of earthquake: us7000cat9. Event ids that are associated: us7000cat9.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chíos, Kos, Çine. Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from İzmir (c. 2 500 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Karabağlar (c. 458 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Aydın (c. 163 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Söke (c. 68 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Kuşadası (c. 63 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Menemen (c. 53 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Torbalı (c. 50 300 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 fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 2 km SW of Samos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.9558° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7426° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km SW of Samos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-30 15:19:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-05 15:43:57 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 354 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 1.467 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 39 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 us7000cat9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cat9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cat9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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