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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Makry Gialos in Greece



Earthquake location 34.5238S, 26.4142WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 26.4142 East, latitude 34.5238 North, depth = 31.55 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.55 km (20 miles). Event id: us10005e1u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e1u. Global time and date of event 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 15:34:48 / April 26, 2016 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 17:34:48 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). 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 82 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra, Siteía (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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 71 km SE of Makry Gialos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.4142° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.5238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SE of Makry Gialos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-26 15:34:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 16:32:56 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 312 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 1.19 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us10005e1u Id of event.
Event Code 10005e1u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005e1u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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