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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Crete, Greece

Earthquake location 34.9972S, 25.3313WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes Crete, Greece kilometers (0 miles) from Crete, Greece on Friday. The temblor was detected at 16:28:17 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 25.3313° East, latitude 34.9972° North, depth = 44.49 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bpvt. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpvt. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 16:28:17 / September 18, 2020 @ 4:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.49 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Siteía, Gázi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: Crete, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.3313° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9972° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Crete, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-18 16:28:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-18 16:50:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.377 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 536 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 0.463 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us7000bpvt Id of event.
Event Code 7000bpvt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bpvt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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