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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Palaiochora in Greece



Earthquake location 35.2382S, 23.2271WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 23.2271° East, 35.2382° North, depth 22.8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r4x. Id of event: us10003r4x. The temblor was detected at 04:59:00 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 02:59:00 / October 24, 2015 @ 2:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.8 km (14 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soúda, Chaniá, Mourniés. Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 five 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km W of Palaiochora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.2271° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2382° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km W of Palaiochora, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-24 02:59:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-24 03:17:06 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 284 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 2.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us10003r4x Id of event.
Event Code 10003r4x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r4x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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