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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 13 km NNE of Kamárai, Greece

Earthquake location 38.3987S, 22.0833WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kamárai in Greece. Exact location, longitude 22.0833° East, latitude 38.3987° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:32:57 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d229. Event ids that are associated: us7000d229. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 22:32:57 / January 12, 2021 @ 10:32 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kórinthos (c. 30 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Livadeiá (c. 21 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Aígio (c. 20 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gastoúni, Amaliáda, Kórinthos. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 13 km NNE of Kamárai, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 22.0833° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.3987° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km NNE of Kamárai, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-12 22:32:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-22 03:42:24 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 312 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 0.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us7000d229 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d229 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d229, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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