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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Ierapetra in Greece

Earthquake location 34.1291S, 25.8622WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km S of Ierapetra, Greece (61 miles) on Sunday. Unique identifier: us70009dng. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009dng. The temblor was detected at 12:02:52 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 10:02:52 / May 10, 2020 @ 10:02 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.08 km (15 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 25.8622 East, latitude 34.1291 North, depth = 24.08 km.

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 fifty-four, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 98 km S of Ierapetra, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.8622° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1291° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km S of Ierapetra, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-10 10:02:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-26 10:11:08 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 246 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 1.406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us70009dng Id of event.
Event Code 70009dng An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009dng, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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