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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Gazion in Greece

Earthquake location 35.4154S, 24.9714WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gazion in Greece. Id of earthquake: us60004xsg. Event ids that are associated: us60004xsg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.38 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:40:04 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/19 / 2019-07-31 04:40:04 / July 31, 2019 @ 4:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 24.9714 East, latitude 35.4154 North, depth = 80.38 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mourniés, Chaniá, Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NW of Gazion, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.9714° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4154° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Gazion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-31 04:40:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-31 04:59:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 385 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 0.143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60004xsg Id of event.
Event Code 60004xsg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60004xsg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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