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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Mouzaki in Greece

Earthquake location 37.4787S, 20.5361WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Mouzaki in Greece on Monday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:41:31 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000dqj6. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dqj6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/04/18 / 2018-04-23 07:41:31 / April 23, 2018 @ 7:41 am. Exact location of event, longitude 20.5361 East, latitude 37.4787 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Filiatrá, Zacháro, Pýrgos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km SW of Mouzaki, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5361° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.4787° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SW of Mouzaki, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-23 07:41:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-23 08:25:12 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 354 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 2.092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us1000dqj6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dqj6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dqj6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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