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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Makry Gialos in Greece

Earthquake location 34.7811S, 26.3012WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:05:41 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.66 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.3012 East, latitude 34.7811 North, depth = 22.66 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006qe2. Unique identifier: us60006qe2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/19 / 2019-12-12 03:05:41 / December 12, 2019 @ 3:05 am.

Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km SE of Makry Gialos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.3012° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7811° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SE of Makry Gialos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-12 03:05:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-12 03:36:40 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 400 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 1.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us60006qe2 Id of event.
Event Code 60006qe2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006qe2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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