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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Palaiochora in Greece



Earthquake location 34.8083S, 23.8011WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:44 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007tfk. Event ids that are associated: us10007tfk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.2 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 39.2 km, 23.8011° East, 34.8083° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 02:45:44 / January 16, 2017 @ 2:45 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 48 km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.8011° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8083° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SSE 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 2017-01-16 02:45:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-31 22:30:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 2.812 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us10007tfk Id of event.
Event Code 10007tfk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007tfk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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