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

Earthquake location 38.9981S, 26.0232WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Polichnítos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhzt. Id of event: us6000dhzt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 06:24:11 / February 16, 2021 @ 6:24 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.81 km (8 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:24:11 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12.81 km, 26.0232° East, 38.9981° North.

Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Aliağa (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chíos (c. 24 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Çeşme (c. 21 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ezine (c. 15 700 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ezine, Altınoluk, Aliağa.

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km WSW of Polichnítos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.0232° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.9981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km WSW 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 2021-02-16 06:24:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-16 11:09:24 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 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 0.69 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us6000dhzt Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhzt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhzt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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