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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Palaia Fokaia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.6098S, 23.9784WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Palaia Fokaia in Greece on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 23.9784° East, latitude 37.6098° North, depth = 155.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.91 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60006q1j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006q1j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:29:26 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/12/19 / 2019-12-11 02:29:26 / December 11, 2019 @ 2:29 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chalkída, Thívai, Kórinthos. Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Athens (c. 664 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Piraeus (c. 163 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Peristéri (c. 140 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kallithéa (c. 100 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Níkaia (c. 89 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Glyfáda (c. 87 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SSE of Palaia Fokaia, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.9784° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.6098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE of Palaia Fokaia, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-11 02:29:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-11 02:52:09 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 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 1.69 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us60006q1j Id of event.
Event Code 60006q1j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006q1j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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