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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 17 km SSE of Arkalochorion, Greece



Earthquake location 35.0128S, 25.3652WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Arkalochorion in Greece on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:06:05 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 21:06:05 / July 15, 2017 @ 9:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009yf3. Unique identifier: us20009yf3. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.3652° East, 35.0128° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Siteía, Moíres. The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 17 km SSE of Arkalochorion, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.3652° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSE of Arkalochorion, 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 21:06:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-29 04:04:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 272 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 0.476 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us20009yf3 Id of event.
Event Code 20009yf3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009yf3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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