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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 42 km SW of Ayia Galini, Greece

Earthquake location 34.8529S, 24.3299WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece. All ids that are associated to the event: us70004heq. Unique identifier: us70004heq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.23 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 24.3299° East, latitude 34.8529° North, depth = 20.23 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/07/19 / 2019-07-10 22:57:12 / July 10, 2019 @ 10:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:57:12 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Néa Alikarnassós, Irákleion, Gázi. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 42 km SW of Ayia Galini, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.3299° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8529° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2019-07-10 22:57:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-10 23:36:09 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 354 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 0.632 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us70004heq Id of event.
Event Code 70004heq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004heq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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