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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Paphos in Cyprus

Earthquake location 34.4731S, 32.2217WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Paphos in Cyprus. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.16 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008t1l. Event ids that are associated: us20008t1l. Exact location of event, longitude 32.2217 East, latitude 34.4731 North, depth = 26.16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 18:15:27 / March 18, 2017 @ 6:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:15:27 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Léfka, Limassol, Ýpsonas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Limassol (c. 154 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Paphos (c. 36 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Léfka (c. 7 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ýpsonas (c. 7 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Cyprus (c. 1 103 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 37 km SSW of Paphos, Cyprus.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 32.2217° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4731° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSW of Paphos, Cyprus Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-18 18:15:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-18 21:13:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 313 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 1.035 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us20008t1l Id of event.
Event Code 20008t1l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t1l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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