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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Karpathos in Greece

Earthquake location 35.4839S, 27.3891WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. Id of earthquake: us100049m3. Event ids that are associated: us100049m3. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:00:53 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 27.3891 East, latitude 35.4839 North, depth = 38.79 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.79 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 11:00:53 / December 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Archángelos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Archángelos (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km E of Karpathos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.3891° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4839° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km E of Karpathos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-26 11:00:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-26 11:25:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 416 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 1.799 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us100049m3 Id of event.
Event Code 100049m3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100049m3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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