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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Limassol in Cyprus

Earthquake location 34.6587S, 33.0264WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Limassol in Cyprus. The temblor was picked up at 01:53:02 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 33.0264 East, latitude 34.6587 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 23:53:02 / December 17, 2018 @ 11:53 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000iulq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iulq.

Country/countries that might be effected, Cyprus (c. 1 103 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kyrenia, Lápithos, Pergamos. Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Nicosia (c. 200 500 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Limassol (c. 154 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Larnaca (c. 72 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Paphos (c. 36 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kyrenia (c. 26 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 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: 1 km SSW of Limassol, Cyprus.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 33.0264° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.6587° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSW of Limassol, Cyprus Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-17 23:53:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-18 01:45:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 178 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 0.392 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000iulq Id of event.
Event Code 2000iulq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iulq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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