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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Platanos in Greece

Earthquake location 35.6416S, 23.2349WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Platanos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:30:20 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.4 km (20 miles). Id of earthquake: us70008mnq. Event ids that are associated: us70008mnq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 13:30:20 / March 30, 2020 @ 1:30 pm. Exact location, longitude 23.2349° East, latitude 35.6416° North, depth = 32.4 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soúda, Chaniá, Mourniés (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days seventeen 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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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. 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: 38 km WNW of Platanos, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.2349° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6416° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WNW of Platanos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-30 13:30:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-05 19:46:36 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 298 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 1.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us70008mnq Id of event.
Event Code 70008mnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008mnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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