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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Palaiochora in Greece

Earthquake location 35.1869S, 23.8981WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 00:32:30 / February 20, 2020 @ 12:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, 23.8981° East, 35.1869° North, depth 10 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:32:30 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007tbw. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007tbw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 20 km ESE of Palaiochora, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.8981° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1869° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km ESE 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 2020-02-20 00:32:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-20 01:24:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 139 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 0.818 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007tbw Id of event.
Event Code 70007tbw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007tbw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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