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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Mithymna in Greece

Earthquake location 39.5101S, 26.1024WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Mithymna in Greece. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 23:27:34 / February 28, 2017 @ 11:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100085uc. Unique identifier: us100085uc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:27:34 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 26.1024 East, latitude 39.5101 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mýrina, Havran, Dikili (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Edremit (c. 40 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ezine (c. 15 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Dikili (c. 14 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 17 km NNW of Mithymna, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.1024° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 39.5101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km 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 2017-02-28 23:27:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-28 23:47:50 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 1.379 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us100085uc Id of event.
Event Code 100085uc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100085uc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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