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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Palekastro in Greece

Earthquake location 35.6061S, 26.2682WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Palekastro in Greece on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:30:40 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 00:30:40 / October 12, 2020 @ 12:30 am. Exact location of event, longitude 26.2682 East, latitude 35.6061 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7m8. Unique identifier: us6000c7m8.

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Néa Alikarnassós, Goúvai, Ierápetra.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km N of Palekastro, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.2682° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6061° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km N of Palekastro, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-12 00:30:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-12 00:47:03 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 400 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 0.73 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us6000c7m8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c7m8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c7m8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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