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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Makry Gialos in Greece



Earthquake location 34.4987S, 26.3848WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 02:16:10 / October 12, 2015 @ 2:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:16:10 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.3848 East, latitude 34.4987 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mx2. Id of event: us10003mx2.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía, Ierápetra. Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km SSE of Makry Gialos, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.3848° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4987° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSE of Makry Gialos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-12 02:16:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-12 02:39:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 354 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 2.015 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us10003mx2 Id of event.
Event Code 10003mx2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mx2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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