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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Crete, Greece



Earthquake location 35.2917S, 24.4938WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported Crete, Greece kilometers (0 miles) from Crete, Greece on Wednesday. Event id: us20009nvm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nvm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 24.4938° East, latitude 35.2917° North, depth = 67.84 km. The temblor was detected at 12:46:02 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 12:46:02 / June 21, 2017 @ 12:46 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.84 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). 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 Goúvai, Néa Alikarnassós, Irákleion.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: Crete, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.4938° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.2917° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Crete, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-21 12:46:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-19 11:13:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 259 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 0.324 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us20009nvm Id of event.
Event Code 20009nvm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nvm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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