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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Lixourion in Greece

Earthquake location 37.7863S, 19.8276WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.8276 East, latitude 37.7863 North, depth = 16.92 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000avsy. Id of event: us1000avsy. The temblor was picked up at 02:17:35 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.92 km (11 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 01:17:35 / October 23, 2017 @ 1:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zákynthos, Argostólion (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby 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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km SW of Lixourion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.8276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.7863° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SW 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 2017-10-23 01:17:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-23 02:47:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 1.923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us1000avsy Id of event.
Event Code 1000avsy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000avsy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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