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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ayia Galini in Greece

Earthquake location 34.9017S, 24.1639WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:37:44 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000abb7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abb7. Exact location of earthquake, 24.1639° East, 34.9017° North, depth 42.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.51 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 14:37:44 / August 19, 2017 @ 2:37 pm.

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Moíres, Mourniés. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 52 km WSW of Ayia Galini, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.1639° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9017° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km WSW of Ayia Galini, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-19 14:37:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-02 19:27:51 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 284 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 0.709 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us2000abb7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000abb7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000abb7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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