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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Gazion in Greece

Earthquake location 35.5799S, 25.0851WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Gazion in Greece. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 13:01:52 / October 29, 2019 @ 1:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 25.0851 East, latitude 35.5799 North, depth = 73.54 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600064e2. Unique identifier: us600064e2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.54 km (46 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 temblor was reported at 15:01:52 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mourniés, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km N of Gazion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.0851° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5799° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N 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 2019-10-29 13:01:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-29 14:03:26 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 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 326 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 0.332 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us600064e2 Id of event.
Event Code 600064e2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600064e2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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