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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Paphos in Cyprus

Earthquake location 34.4137S, 32.3074WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Paphos in Cyprus on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/11/17 / 2017-11-30 15:55:52 / November 30, 2017 @ 3:55 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.69 km (16 miles). Event id: us1000bjdx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bjdx. The temblor was detected at 17:55:52 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 32.3074° East, latitude 34.4137° North, depth = 25.69 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Cyprus (c. 1 103 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Limassol, Ýpsonas, Paphos. Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Limassol (c. 154 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Paphos (c. 36 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ýpsonas (c. 7 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 40 km SSW of Paphos, Cyprus.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 32.3074° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.4137° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SSW of Paphos, Cyprus Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-30 15:55:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-30 18:11:24 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 246 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 1.004 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us1000bjdx Id of event.
Event Code 1000bjdx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bjdx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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