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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Preveza in Greece

Earthquake location 39.0359S, 20.5612WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Preveza in Greece. Event id: us2000jdgj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jdgj. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:26:09 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 20.5612 East, latitude 39.0359 North, depth = 8.74 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/19 / 2019-02-05 02:26:09 / February 5, 2019 @ 2:26 am. 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 8.74 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karpenísi, Mesolóngi, Sarandë. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Sarandë (c. 15 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 18 km WNW of Preveza, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5612° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.0359° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WNW of Preveza, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-05 02:26:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-05 02:43:34 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 4.1 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 449 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 0.899 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000jdgj Id of event.
Event Code 2000jdgj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jdgj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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