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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 35 km NNE of Palaikastron, Greece

Earthquake location 35.488S, 26.4157WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.32 km (36 miles). Id of earthquake: us60006pxs. Event ids that are associated: us60006pxs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:58:28 / 11:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/19 / 2019-12-10 21:58:28 / December 10, 2019 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 26.4157° East, latitude 35.488° North, depth = 57.32 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 35 km NNE of Palaikastron, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.4157° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.488° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km NNE of Palaikastron, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-10 21:58:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-10 22:14:31 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 449 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 0.61 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us60006pxs Id of event.
Event Code 60006pxs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006pxs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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