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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Agios Kirykos in Greece

Earthquake location 37.6303S, 26.3718WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Agios Kirykos in Greece. Id of earthquake: us6000d4bx. Event ids that are associated: us6000d4bx. Exact location of earthquake, 26.3718° East, 37.6303° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 13:40:13 / December 30, 2020 @ 1:40 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:40:13 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Kuşadası (c. 63 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Urla (c. 45 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chíos (c. 24 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Çeşme (c. 21 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Seferihisar (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vrontádos, Chíos, Urla (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km ENE of Agios Kirykos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.3718° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6303° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km ENE of Agios Kirykos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-30 13:40:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-30 14:19:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 260 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 1.927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us6000d4bx Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4bx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4bx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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