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

Earthquake location 38.9772S, 26.0791WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Polichnítos in Greece. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:46:15 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 20:46:15 / February 1, 2021 @ 8:46 pm. Event id: us6000ddra. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddra. Exact location of earthquake, 26.0791° East, 38.9772° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Menemen (c. 53 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Urla (c. 45 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Aliağa (c. 44 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bergama, Burhaniye, Menemen.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 14 km SW of Polichnítos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.0791° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9772° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km SW of Polichnítos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-01 20:46:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-09 21:57:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 355 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 0.65 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us6000ddra Id of event.
Event Code 6000ddra An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ddra, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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