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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Lixoúri in Greece

Earthquake location 38.1374S, 20.3618WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lixoúri in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 20.3618 East, latitude 38.1374 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crf7. Id of event: us7000crf7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:18:01 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 02:18:01 / December 16, 2020 @ 2:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amaliáda, Gastoúni, Lefkáda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty 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. 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: 9 km SW of Lixoúri, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.3618° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km SW of Lixoúri, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-16 02:18:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-27 04:03:43 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 298 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 1.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us7000crf7 Id of event.
Event Code 7000crf7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crf7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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