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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Lithakia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.6468S, 21.0523WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 21.0523 East, latitude 37.6468 North, depth = 21.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:34:45 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ul9. Id of event: us10006ul9. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.44 km (13 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/16 / 2016-10-03 02:34:45 / October 3, 2016 @ 2:34 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pátra, Mesolóngi, Paralía (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 20 km ESE of Lithakia, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.0523° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6468° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km ESE of Lithakia, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-03 02:34:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-03 03:06:54 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 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 0.837 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us10006ul9 Id of event.
Event Code 10006ul9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ul9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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