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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Liopetri in Cyprus

Earthquake location 34.9233S, 33.8146WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Liopetri in Cyprus. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.57 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 05:41:14 / May 20, 2017 @ 5:41 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008tqe. Unique identifier: us10008tqe. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:41:14 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 33.8146 East, latitude 34.9233 North, depth = 8.57 km.

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Nicosia (c. 200 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Limassol (c. 154 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Larnaca (c. 72 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Famagusta (c. 42 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kyrenia (c. 26 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Protaras (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ýpsonas, Mórfou, Limassol (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Cyprus (c. 1 103 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two 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: 11 km SW of Liopetri, Cyprus.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 33.8146° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9233° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SW of Liopetri, Cyprus Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-20 05:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-20 06:27:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 248 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 0.399 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us10008tqe Id of event.
Event Code 10008tqe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tqe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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