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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 6 km NNE of Zakynthos, Greece

Earthquake location 37.8453S, 20.9101WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Zakynthos in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:44 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 08:29:44 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 20.9101° East, latitude 37.8453° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009hws. Unique identifier: us70009hws.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kyparissía, Río, Pátra. Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 6 km NNE of Zakynthos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.9101° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.8453° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNE of Zakynthos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-16 08:29:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-16 08:41:27 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 298 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 1.046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us70009hws Id of event.
Event Code 70009hws An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009hws, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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