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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Palekastro in Greece

Earthquake location 35.5844S, 26.2456WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 26.2456 East, latitude 35.5844 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000d6y3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6y3. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 04:33:54 / January 9, 2021 @ 4:33 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:33:54 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 42 km N of Palekastro, Greece.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.2456° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.5844° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 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 2021-01-09 04:33:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-09 04:58:13 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 284 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 0.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us6000d6y3 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d6y3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d6y3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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