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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Ierapetra in Greece



Earthquake location 34.2712S, 25.7196WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.7196° East, 34.2712° North. The temblor was reported at 02:46:17 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005e7c. Unique identifier: us20005e7c. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 00:46:17 / April 3, 2016 @ 12:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 81 km S of Ierapetra, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.7196° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2712° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km S 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 2016-04-03 00:46:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 01:04:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 400 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 1.222 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us20005e7c Id of event.
Event Code 20005e7c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005e7c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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