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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Ayia Galini in Greece

Earthquake location 34.737S, 24.1799WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 19:09:03 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/17 / 2017-10-19 17:09:03 / October 19, 2017 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 36.72 km (23 miles). Exact location, longitude 24.1799° East, latitude 34.737° North, depth = 36.72 km. Id of earthquake: us1000au75. Event ids that are associated: us1000au75.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaniá, Mourniés, Soúda (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 61 km SW of Ayia Galini, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.1799° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SW 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 2017-10-19 17:09:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 18:14:50 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 298 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 0.801 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us1000au75 Id of event.
Event Code 1000au75 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000au75, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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