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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ayia Galini in Greece

Earthquake location 34.7194S, 24.2148WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.87 km (21 miles). Exact location of event, depth 33.87 km, 24.2148° East, 34.7194° North. The temblor was reported at 06:04:41 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/18 / 2018-05-02 04:04:41 / May 2, 2018 @ 4:04 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dvqq. Unique identifier: us1000dvqq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaniá, Mourniés, Soúda (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 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 24.2148° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7194° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2018-05-02 04:04:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-30 23:11:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 299 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 0.793 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 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 us1000dvqq Id of event.
Event Code 1000dvqq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dvqq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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