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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Palaióchora in Greece

Earthquake location 35.247S, 23.1199WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Palaióchora in Greece on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bqea. Unique identifier: us7000bqea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.34 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 51.34 km, 23.1199° East, 35.247° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 06:01:23 / September 20, 2020 @ 6:01 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:23 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soúda, Chaniá, Mourniés (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km W of Palaióchora, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 23.1199° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km W of Palaióchora, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-20 06:01:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-11 05:44:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 1.449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us7000bqea Id of event.
Event Code 7000bqea An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bqea, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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