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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 49 km SSW of Emporeio, Greece



Earthquake location 35.97S, 25.18WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Emporeio in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 25.18 East, latitude 35.97 North, depth = 84 km. The temblor was detected at 16:30:48 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 14:30:48 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:30 pm. Event id: us20005dx2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dx2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Goúvai, Gázi (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SSW of Emporeio, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.18° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.97° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SSW of Emporeio, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-01 14:30:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 09:38:45 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 326 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us20005dx2 Id of event.
Event Code 20005dx2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dx2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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