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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 21 km SW of Agía Galíni, Greece

Earthquake location 34.9465S, 24.544WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Agía Galíni in Greece. The temblor was reported at 11:22:43 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 11:22:43 / January 17, 2021 @ 11:22 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.57 km (26 miles). Exact location, longitude 24.544° East, latitude 34.9465° North, depth = 42.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0vz. Id of event: us7000d0vz.

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Chaniá, Mourniés.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SW of Agía Galíni, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 24.544° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.9465° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 km SW of Agía Galíni, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-17 11:22:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-17 11:35:52 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 0.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us7000d0vz Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0vz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0vz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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