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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Makry Gialos in Greece



Earthquake location 34.2439S, 26.1515WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 90 km SSE of Makry Gialos, Greece (56 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.1515 East, latitude 34.2439 North, depth = 27.26 km. Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 00:16:00 / February 28, 2017 @ 12:16 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:16:00 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008mtr. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mtr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.26 km (17 miles).

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. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 90 km SSE of Makry Gialos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.1515° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km SSE of Makry Gialos, 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 00:16:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-07 04:54:41 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 246 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 1.47 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20008mtr Id of event.
Event Code 20008mtr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mtr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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