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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Palaikastron in Greece

Earthquake location 35.0212S, 26.214WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20005xrv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005xrv. Global time and date of event 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 08:36:14 / May 25, 2016 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.214 East, latitude 35.0212 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:36:14 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gázi, Irákleion, Néa Alikarnassós (min 5000 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km S of Palaikastron, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.214° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0212° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km S of Palaikastron, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-25 08:36:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-25 09:09:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 450 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 0.935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 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 us20005xrv Id of event.
Event Code 20005xrv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005xrv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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