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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 19 km NNW of Mithymna, Greece



Earthquake location 39.5234S, 26.0797WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Mithymna in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 02:24:04 / February 7, 2017 @ 2:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 26.0797 East, latitude 39.5234 North, depth = 6.77 km. Unique identifier: us20008i2k. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008i2k. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.77 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:24:04 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Edremit (c. 40 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Çan (c. 26 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bergama, Lâpseki, Çan (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km NNW of Mithymna, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.0797° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5234° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNW of Mithymna, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-07 02:24:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-07 02:55:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 436 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 1.37 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008i2k Id of event.
Event Code 20008i2k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i2k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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