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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Rodos in Greece

Earthquake location 36.6552S, 28.1884WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Rodos in Greece on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 23:54:09 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 21:54:09 / November 4, 2017 @ 9:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 28.1884° East, 36.6552° North, depth 77.95 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77.95 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000bimb. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bimb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Fethiye (c. 60 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turgutreis, Kos, Fethiye (min 5000 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 fifty 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 23 km N of Rodos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.1884° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6552° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km N of Rodos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-04 21:54:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-04 22:11:35 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 0.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us2000bimb Id of event.
Event Code 2000bimb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bimb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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