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Light earthquake 4 mag, 19 km N of Sísion, Greece

Earthquake location 35.485S, 25.5419WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Sísion in Greece. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:43:28 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 57.798 km, 25.5419° East, 35.485° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.798 km (36 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/24 / 2024-05-23 21:43:28 / May 23, 2024 @ 9:43 pm. Event id: us7000mp1b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mp1b.

Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moíres, Siteía, Ierápetra (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km N of Sísion, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.5419° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.485° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.798 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19 km N of Sísion, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-23 21:43:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-31 21:48:16 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 246 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 29 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.568 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us7000mp1b Id of event.
Event Code 7000mp1b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mp1b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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