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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Mouzouras in Greece

Earthquake location 35.8358S, 24.0306WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Mouzouras in Greece. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 24.0306° East, 35.8358° North. The temblor was picked up at 15:14:39 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003rua. Event ids that are associated: us10003rua. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 13:14:39 / October 27, 2015 @ 1:14 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Mourniés, Soúda.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 35 km NNW of Mouzouras, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.0306° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.8358° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km NNW of Mouzouras, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-27 13:14:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 14:20:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 341 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 1.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 us10003rua Id of event.
Event Code 10003rua An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003rua, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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