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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Palekastro in Greece

Earthquake location 35.1886S, 26.4517WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.87 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000d3rg. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3rg. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:12:59 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 26.4517° East, latitude 35.1886° North, depth = 86.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 16:12:59 / January 27, 2021 @ 4:12 pm.

Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).

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

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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: 18 km E of Palekastro, 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 26.4517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1886° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18 km E 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 2021-01-27 16:12:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-27 22:03:15 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 0.681 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 165 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 us7000d3rg Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3rg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3rg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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