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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Palaiochora in Greece

Earthquake location 34.7415S, 24.0921WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 24.0921 East, latitude 34.7415 North, depth = 55.2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.2 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:33:12 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us200065rs. Ids that are associated to the event: us200065rs. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/16 / 2016-06-15 22:33:12 / June 15, 2016 @ 10:33 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Soúda, Mourniés (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 66 km SE of Palaiochora, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.0921° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7415° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SE 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 2016-06-15 22:33:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-11 22:24:19 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 246 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 0.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us200065rs Id of event.
Event Code 200065rs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200065rs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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