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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Palaiochora in Greece



Earthquake location 34.6081S, 23.8691WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 71 km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece (44 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.9 km (14 miles). Event id: us20009mpe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009mpe. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.8691 East, latitude 34.6081 North, depth = 21.9 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:52:43 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 15:52:43 / June 8, 2017 @ 3:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.8691° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6081° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSE 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 2017-06-08 15:52:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-06 19:22:20 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 271 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 2.185 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us20009mpe Id of event.
Event Code 20009mpe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mpe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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