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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 15 km WSW of Karpenísi, Greece

Earthquake location 38.8556S, 21.635WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Karpenísi in Greece on Monday. The temblor was reported at 18:33:17 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000arsj. Unique identifier: us7000arsj. Exact location, longitude 21.635° East, latitude 38.8556° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 18:33:17 / July 20, 2020 @ 6:33 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Kardítsa (c. 32 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aígio (c. 20 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fársala, Lefkáda, (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 15 km WSW of Karpenísi, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.635° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km WSW of Karpenísi, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-20 18:33:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-21 21:21:23 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 271 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 1.664 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us7000arsj Id of event.
Event Code 7000arsj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000arsj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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