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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Palaiochora in Greece

Earthquake location 35.0539S, 23.8275WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:41:56 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 03:41:56 / December 8, 2019 @ 3:41 am. Exact location, longitude 23.8275° East, latitude 35.0539° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us60006nt3. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006nt3.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda. Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.8275° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.0539° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-08 03:41:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-08 04:20:53 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 284 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 0.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us60006nt3 Id of event.
Event Code 60006nt3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006nt3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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