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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Pirgos in Greece

Earthquake location 34.7172S, 25.3894WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pirgos in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.3894 East, latitude 34.7172 North, depth = 31.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.34 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:31:57 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000d23w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d23w. Global time and date of event 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 16:31:57 / February 14, 2018 @ 4:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siteía, Gázi, Néa Alikarnassós (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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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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: 38 km SE of Pirgos, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.3894° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7172° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SE of Pirgos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-14 16:31:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 04:56:18 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 1.65 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us2000d23w Id of event.
Event Code 2000d23w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d23w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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