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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Tympakion in Greece

Earthquake location 34.8235S, 24.5604WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Tympakion in Greece. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 19:01:47 / March 31, 2018 @ 7:01 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.96 km (19 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 24.5604 East, latitude 34.8235 North, depth = 29.96 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:01:47 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dvkx. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvkx.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Mourniés, Goúvai.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km SW of Tympakion, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.5604° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8235° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SW of Tympakion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-31 19:01:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-27 03:24:02 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 0.536 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 172 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 us2000dvkx Id of event.
Event Code 2000dvkx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dvkx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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