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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Verdikoússa in Greece

Earthquake location 39.7985S, 21.9798WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Verdikoússa in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 18:45:27 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Unique identifier: us7000dhup. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dhup. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 18:45:27 / March 4, 2021 @ 6:45 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.9798 East, latitude 39.7985 North, depth = 10 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Almyrós, Vólos, Árgos Orestikó. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Lárisa (c. 128 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Vólos (c. 84 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kateríni (c. 53 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Véroia (c. 44 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kozáni (c. 36 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kardítsa (c. 32 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days thirty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 1 km N of Verdikoússa, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.9798° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.7985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1 km N of Verdikoússa, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-04 18:45:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-12 20:01:22 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 312 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 0.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us7000dhup Id of event.
Event Code 7000dhup An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dhup, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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