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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Ierapetra in Greece

Earthquake location 34.8534S, 25.8226WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20004y80. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y80. The temblor was picked up at 01:01:26 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 23:01:26 / February 5, 2016 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.8226 East, latitude 34.8534 North, depth = 10 km.

The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moíres, Gázi, Irákleion (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 19 km SSE of Ierapetra, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.8226° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8534° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSE of Ierapetra, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-05 23:01:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 23:24:54 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 340 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 1.543 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us20004y80 Id of event.
Event Code 20004y80 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004y80, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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