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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ypsonas in Cyprus

Earthquake location 34.7317S, 32.9484WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ypsonas in Cyprus on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.87 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20002ywn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002ywn. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:16 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 32.9484° East, latitude 34.7317° North, depth = 11.87 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/07/15 / 2015-07-21 16:29:16 / July 21, 2015 @ 4:29 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pergamos, Kyrenia, Lápithos. Close country/countries that might be effected, Cyprus (c. 1 103 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Nicosia (c. 200 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Limassol (c. 154 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Larnaca (c. 72 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Paphos (c. 36 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kyrenia (c. 26 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pergamos (c. 15 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km N of Ypsonas, Cyprus. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 32.9484° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7317° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km N of Ypsonas, Cyprus Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-21 16:29:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-21 19:10:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 289 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 0.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us20002ywn Id of event.
Event Code 20002ywn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002ywn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. MAK

    The earthquake was short; lasted only a few seconds. At the beginning it was more of a shaking and then a jolt with rumble. I live 1 km from the actual epicenter of the specific earthquake. If it had lasted longer it would have been much more intense. It felt more like an up and down movement rather than swinging from right to left.

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