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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Karpathos in Greece



Earthquake location 34.9502S, 26.9336WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 23:05:09 / February 15, 2016 @ 11:05 pm. Exact location, longitude 26.9336° East, latitude 34.9502° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 01:05:09 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004qtx. Unique identifier: us10004qtx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Siteía.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 66 km SSW of Karpathos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.9336° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9502° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSW 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 2016-02-15 23:05:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-27 03:59:38 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 271 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 1.708 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us10004qtx Id of event.
Event Code 10004qtx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qtx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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