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Light earthquake 4 mag, 49 km ENE of Karpathos, Greece

Earthquake location 35.6803S, 27.721WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 27.721 East, latitude 35.6803 North, depth = 12.81 km. Id of earthquake: us7000595p. Event ids that are associated: us7000595p. The temblor was reported at 17:08:49 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.81 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/19 / 2019-08-28 15:08:49 / August 28, 2019 @ 3:08 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Faliraki, Afántou, Archángelos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Faliraki (c. 6 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Afántou (c. 5 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Archángelos (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 49 km ENE of Karpathos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6803° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km ENE of Karpathos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-28 15:08:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-10 03:13:20 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 246 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 0.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us7000595p Id of event.
Event Code 7000595p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000595p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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