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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Pirgos in Greece



Earthquake location 34.9234S, 25.3956WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Pirgos in Greece on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009wn5. Unique identifier: us20009wn5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.7 km (5 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:30:16 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 20:30:16 / July 15, 2017 @ 8:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 8.7 km, 25.3956° East, 34.9234° North.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Siteía, Gázi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km ESE of Pirgos, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.3956° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9234° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ESE of Pirgos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-15 20:30:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-15 20:45:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 451 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 0.551 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009wn5 Id of event.
Event Code 20009wn5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009wn5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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