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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Ayia Galini in Greece

Earthquake location 35.006S, 24.3339WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002wwf. Id of event: us10002wwf. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.1 km (32 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:04:45 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 51.1 km, 24.3339° East, 35.006° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/15 / 2015-07-31 16:04:45 / July 31, 2015 @ 4:04 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Néa Alikarnassós, Irákleion, Gázi. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop).

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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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: 33 km WSW of Ayia Galini, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.3339° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.006° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km WSW of Ayia Galini, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-31 16:04:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-02 21:28:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 298 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 0.535 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 121 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 us10002wwf Id of event.
Event Code 10002wwf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002wwf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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