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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 7 km WSW of Morfovounion, Greece

Earthquake location 39.3299S, 21.6722WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Morfovounion in Greece on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 09:12:25 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.96 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 07:12:25 / August 31, 2018 @ 7:12 am. Id of earthquake: us2000h5w7. Event ids that are associated: us2000h5w7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.6722 East, latitude 39.3299 North, depth = 8.96 km.

Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Lárisa (c. 128 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Kardítsa (c. 32 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Náfpaktos, Siátista, Lefkáda.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 7 km WSW of Morfovounion, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.6722° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3299° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW of Morfovounion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-31 07:12:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 07:37:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 401 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 1.46 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000h5w7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h5w7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h5w7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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