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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Moirai in Greece



Earthquake location 34.7562S, 24.9234WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Moirai in Greece on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us20008k3m. Event ids that are associated: us20008k3m. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 23:01:22 / February 15, 2017 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:01:22 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 24.9234° East, 34.7562° North, depth 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Rethymno (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.

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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. 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: 33 km S of Moirai, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.9234° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km S of Moirai, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-15 23:01:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 23:16:42 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 326 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 0.531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us20008k3m Id of event.
Event Code 20008k3m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k3m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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