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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Parga in Greece

Earthquake location 39.3023S, 20.4593WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Parga in Greece. Id of earthquake: us70008hfv. Event ids that are associated: us70008hfv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:46:10 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 15:46:10 / March 24, 2020 @ 3:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 20.4593° East, 39.3023° North, depth 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sarandë (c. 15 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sarandë, Kérkyra, Lefkáda.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km ENE of Parga, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.4593° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.3023° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE of Parga, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-24 15:46:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-31 15:32:47 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 246 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 0.656 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 98 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 us70008hfv Id of event.
Event Code 70008hfv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008hfv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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