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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Lixourion in Greece

Earthquake location 38.1744S, 20.3627WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. Event id: us10006qs3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qs3. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 03:59:45 / September 19, 2016 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 06:59:45 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.3627 East, latitude 38.1744 North, depth = 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Amaliáda, Mesolóngi, Préveza.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 6 km WSW of Lixourion, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.3627° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.1744° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of Lixourion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-19 03:59:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-19 04:24:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 340 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 1.589 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10006qs3 Id of event.
Event Code 10006qs3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qs3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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