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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Karpathos in Greece

Earthquake location 35.3244S, 26.8438WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Karpathos in Greece on Wednesday. Event id: us10008nmd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008nmd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.56 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:47:29 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.56 km, 26.8438° East, 35.3244° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 22:47:29 / May 2, 2017 @ 10:47 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siteía. Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 39 km WSW of Karpathos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.8438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.3244° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW of Karpathos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-02 22:47:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-02 23:05:57 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 0.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us10008nmd Id of event.
Event Code 10008nmd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008nmd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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