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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Lithakiá in Greece

Earthquake location 37.3229S, 20.52WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Lithakiá in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 20.52° East, 37.3229° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:05:57 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a10i. Id of event: us6000a10i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 13:05:57 / May 28, 2020 @ 1:05 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Filiatrá, Argostólion, Amaliáda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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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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: 51 km SSW of Lithakiá, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.52° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.3229° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km SSW of Lithakiá, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-28 13:05:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-08 14:08:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 340 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 1.13 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us6000a10i Id of event.
Event Code 6000a10i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a10i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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