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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 23 km N of Chania, Greece

Earthquake location 35.7207S, 23.9939WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chania in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 23.9939° East, 35.7207° North, depth 72.68 km. The temblor was reported at 00:09:21 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 22:09:21 / January 26, 2018 @ 10:09 pm. Event id: us2000cq4i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cq4i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.68 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rethymno, Soúda, Mourniés (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).

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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km N of Chania, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.9939° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.7207° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km N of Chania, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-26 22:09:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-26 22:31:54 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 259 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 2.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us2000cq4i Id of event.
Event Code 2000cq4i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cq4i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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