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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Lithakia in Greece

Earthquake location 37.2209S, 20.5777WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Lithakia in Greece on Sunday. Unique identifier: us70008i45. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008i45. The temblor was detected at 05:34:25 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 04:34:25 / March 29, 2020 @ 4:34 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.5777 East, latitude 37.2209 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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 Gargaliánoi, Amaliáda, Gastoúni. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 59 km SSW of Lithakia, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5777° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.2209° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SSW of Lithakia, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-29 04:34:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-29 04:50:33 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 312 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 1.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us70008i45 Id of event.
Event Code 70008i45 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008i45, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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