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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Palaiochora in Greece

Earthquake location 35.1622S, 23.6515WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.94 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 16:15:28 / February 8, 2016 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20004zik. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004zik. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.6515 East, latitude 35.1622 North, depth = 9.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:15:28 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Soúda, Chaniá (min 5000 pop).

Each 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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.6515° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1622° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSW 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 2016-02-08 16:15:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-02 16:25:03 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 259 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 1.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us20004zik Id of event.
Event Code 20004zik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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