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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 17 km W of Lefkada, Greece

Earthquake location 38.806S, 20.5015WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Lefkada in Greece. Unique identifier: us70009ifq. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009ifq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 23:23:01 / May 16, 2020 @ 11:23 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.65 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 20.5015 East, latitude 38.806 North, depth = 24.65 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:01 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Agrínio, Áyios Konstandínos, Igoumenítsa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

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

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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: 17 km W of Lefkada, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.5015° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.806° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km W of Lefkada, 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 23:23:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 04:25:54 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 284 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 1.058 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us70009ifq Id of event.
Event Code 70009ifq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ifq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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