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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Lixourion in Greece

Earthquake location 38.0297S, 20.2923WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 20.2923° East, 38.0297° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/18 / 2018-01-04 00:15:16 / January 4, 2018 @ 12:15 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c0bv. Id of event: us1000c0bv. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:15:16 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gastoúni, Zákynthos, Argostólion.

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

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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: 22 km SSW of Lixourion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.2923° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.0297° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSW 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 2018-01-04 00:15:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-04 00:35:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 259 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 1.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us1000c0bv Id of event.
Event Code 1000c0bv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c0bv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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