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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 8 km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece



Earthquake location 35.16S, 23.6458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.4 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 23.6458 East, latitude 35.16 North, depth = 18.4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 13:23:38 / April 7, 2017 @ 1:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:23:38 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008fh2. Event ids that are associated: us10008fh2.

Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Soúda, Chaniá (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 8 km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.6458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.16° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-07 13:23:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 07:24:47 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 312 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 1.026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10008fh2 Id of event.
Event Code 10008fh2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008fh2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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