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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 74 km SSE of Palaikastron, Greece

Earthquake location 34.5879S, 26.5816WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.3 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000j2mg. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2mg. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:24:38 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 26.5816° East, latitude 34.5879° North, depth = 12.3 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/19 / 2019-01-10 18:24:38 / January 10, 2019 @ 6:24 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 74 km SSE of Palaikastron, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.5816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.5879° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SSE of Palaikastron, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-10 18:24:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-10 19:32:51 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 385 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 1.068 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us2000j2mg Id of event.
Event Code 2000j2mg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j2mg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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