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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Skhisma in Greece

Earthquake location 35.362S, 25.8829WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Skhisma in Greece. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:00 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086vm. Id of event: us100086vm. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 23:17:00 / March 3, 2017 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 25.8829° East, latitude 35.362° North, depth = 18.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.99 km (12 miles).

The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gázi, Irákleion, Néa Alikarnassós (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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.

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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: 18 km NE of Skhisma, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.8829° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.362° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE of Skhisma, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-03 23:17:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-03 23:36:37 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 298 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 0.815 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 70 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 us100086vm Id of event.
Event Code 100086vm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086vm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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