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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Greece on Monday, 16 December 2019

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake  - Greece on Monday, 16 December 2019
16 Dec 08:29 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
Dec 16 08:32: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 3.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 8.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 8.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 10.0 km.
Dec 16 09:24: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 16 December 2019 08:25 UTC
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.09°N / 20.38°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SW of Miniá (pop: 300)
12 km (8 mi) SW of Kombothekráta (pop: 400)
13 km (8 mi) SW of Lakíthra (pop: 300)
120 km (74 mi) W of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
180 km (112 mi) SW of Ioánnina (pop: 65,600)
293 km (182 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 16 Dec 08:25 UTCM 4.0 / 12 km GreeceEMSC
Mon, 16 Dec 08:25 UTCM 4.5 / 24 km GreeceGFZ
Mon, 16 Dec 08:25 UTCM 3.9 / 14 km(Greece)NOA
Mon, 16 Dec 08:25 UTCM 3.6 / 19 kmJonsko More (Greece)SSS
2019-12-16 10:25:27 +02:00 (16 Dec 08:25:27 UTC)M 4.7 / 25.1 km15km SSW of Lixourion, GreeceUSGS

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14.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Pefki (Greece, 300 km E of epicenter) : Δεν ήταν σχεδόν καθόλου αισθητός (reported through EMSC)
Tırhala (Greece, 203 km NE of epicenter) : Not felt (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 132 km N of epicenter) : Long rumble (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 101 km N of epicenter) : RAMA IK ...... (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 14 km NE of epicenter) : No shaking at all, there was a loud bang like an explosion. (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 14 km NE of epicenter) : Long rumble... (reported through EMSC)
Lixouri (Greece, 13 km N of epicenter) : Like standing on a platform as a Metro train approaches. Lasted about 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 13 km NE of epicenter) : Lasted approx 3 seconds, floor vibrated and ornaments in the shop where I work were shaking slightly (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 13 km NE of epicenter) : Is so soft (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Greece on Monday, 16 December 2019

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