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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Cyprus Region on Saturday, 18 March 2017

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - Cyprus Region on Saturday, 18 March 2017
18 Mar 18:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 18 18:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4.
Date & time: Saturday, 18 March 2017 18:15 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.44°N / 32.14°E (Cyprus)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (28 mi) SW of Paphos (pop: 36,000)
80 km (50 mi) SW of Ýpsonas (pop: 7,300)
87 km (54 mi) SW of Limassol (pop: 154,000)
99 km (61 mi) SW of Léfka (pop: 7,800)
139 km (86 mi) SW of Nicosia (pop: 200,500)
146 km (91 mi) SW of Larnaca (pop: 72,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 Mar 18:15 UTCM 4.4 / 10 kmCyprus RegionGFZ
Sat, 18 Mar 18:15 UTCM 4.5 / 64.1 kmMEDITERRANEAN SEA REVISE01 (2017.03.18KOERI-RETMC
Sat, 18 Mar 18:15 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km CYPRUS REGIONEMSC
Sat, 18 Mar 18:15 UTCM 4.5 / 26.2 km- 37km SSW of Paphos, CyprusUSGS

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Paphos / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was sitting on sofa with my husband. Both felt the tremor.
Paphos outskirts / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sat on the sofa against the wall and it shook like someone was bouncing on it
Paphos / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Third floor apartment block in Paphos. Furniture moved slightly and dull rumble sound. Over in a couple of seconds.
Tala / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Paphos / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Vibration for 2-3 seconds.
Paphos Cyprus (44.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We are staying in a hotel in Paphos Cyprus and felt the floor shaking for about 20 seconds. It was not a good experience.
Kato Paphos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt ii for 5 sec in limnaria garden 3 floor in Paphos
coral bay / not felt
Emba / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paphos universal area (45 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tremithousa Paphos / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking indoors, crockery etc rattling. Felt sick, and for a while after. Waiting for the follow up!
Kato Pafos Universdal area / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I just felt 2 light ripples one after the other. The second one a bit stronger.No damage occured during this time
Felt it Limassol (MesaiYitonia) area / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Paphos, cy / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mesogi, Paphos / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Limassol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limassol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Emba Cyprus / Light shaking (MMI IV)
52.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
konia paphos cyprus / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kato Paphos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : About 5 secs duration - walls and floor visibly vibrated distinct low rumbling noise slightly before during and after.
Kissonerga (48.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Paphos - Anavargos (46 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : to me it felt very stong
Paphos (45.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Clorakas / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
EPISKOPI PAPHOS (88.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was just watching tv in bed and the hole house just moved
Peyia (236.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Peyia cyprus / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paphos / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Paphos (67 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed and wardrobEs shaking I was in a 2 nd floor appartment
Emba, (47.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chair jolted & some pictures moved on the walls. (reported through our app)
KISSONERGA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paphos / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Peyia, paphos cyprus / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pathos / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hotel shook for about 5 seconds. First experience of an earthquake the shaking and rattling on the 3rd flor was very surreal.
Tala Paphos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Universal, Paphos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pissouri / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Empa, Paphos, Cyprus (67.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : House rocked whilst bathing the children, short but very definite...
limassol / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kato Paphos, Cyprus (54.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Ripple felt on floor of pub
Tala, Paphos, Cyprus / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tsada / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Paphos, Tsada / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kouklia (51.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Polemi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sofa was shaking two times in 1 pr 2 seconds.
60.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Paphos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very slight bump. Not really shaking, just a single movement.
Lysos (Cyprus, 74 km N of epicenter) : Felt the sofa moving slightly... knew it was a quake... no damage. (reported through EMSC)
Peyia (Cyprus, 59 km N of epicenter) : Sofa wobbled a bit (reported through EMSC)
Limassol (Cyprus, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Short shake, 2 seconds. I felt it quite strongly in the kitchen, my son didn't (in the sitting room). (reported through EMSC)
Peyia (Cyprus, 58 km N of epicenter) : Батарея затряслась... (reported through EMSC)
Tremithousa (Cyprus, 53 km NE of epicenter) : Just a shake and a rumble (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 52 km NE of epicenter) : Very short and sharp. Unusual (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 49 km NE of epicenter) : An eathquake in Paphos. 4.4 Unpleasant feeling (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : Hope a bigger one wont come any time soon (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : A short vibration and high presure felt for just 2-3 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Yeroskipou (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : Doors shook and it was quite strong. Bed shaking too. Geroskipou Paphos. (reported through EMSC)
Larnaca (Cyprus, 143 km NE of epicenter) : I think another one is coming. I hear the neighbours dog making the same sound like before this quake (reported through EMSC)
Limassol (Cyprus, 84 km NE of epicenter) : It was quite a strong shaking in Limassol sea front area. The whole apartment shoke and pictures fell off the walls :-/ was a bit scary (reported through EMSC)
Limassol (Cyprus, 84 km NE of epicenter) : Imagine you live near a railway and that shaking of when the train goes by. It was a shake of 5-6 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Limassol (Cyprus, 84 km NE of epicenter) : Exesa ligo panw m. Alla den ta egemwsa! (reported through EMSC)
Polemi (Cyprus, 63 km NE of epicenter) : Sofa swayed, wine sloshed in glasses! (reported through EMSC)
Kallepia (Cyprus, 59 km NE of epicenter) : Sofas moved while rumbling noise heard (reported through EMSC)
Tsada (Cyprus, 56 km NE of epicenter) : Just felt the sofa move slightly.Which was not sure as new to area and down load app and just confirmed it (reported through EMSC)
Koili (Cyprus, 56 km N of epicenter) : Small tremor. Sofa moved and cupboard handles shook! (reported through EMSC)
Tala (Cyprus, 55 km N of epicenter) : Was sat on the sofa and it began to shake side to side for a maximum of 5 seconds. no objects were physically damaged. the shaking was intense for the short time the quake was felt. (reported through EMSC)
Kissonerga (Cyprus, 53 km N of epicenter) : Lasted few seconds only but felt quiet strong, building shook & noise (reported through EMSC)
Kissonerga (Cyprus, 53 km N of epicenter) : Good shake. Felt right underneath. (reported through EMSC)
Anarita (Cyprus, 52 km NE of epicenter) : It felt as throw sofa was pushed. It was a South to North push (reported through EMSC)
Emba (Cyprus, 52 km NE of epicenter) : Always stay indoors (reported through EMSC)
Konia (Cyprus, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Too early to tell about possible damage. It's 8:20 pm and I'm not going anywhere until tomorrow. (reported through EMSC)
Konia (Cyprus, 51 km NE of epicenter) : It came as quick as it went --- shaking, heavy sofa moved with two people on it and one son was sat on - large jolt and loud noise and ended. We went straight outside after grabbing coats. Nothing else now after 45 mins (reported through EMSC)
Kouklia (Cyprus, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Lasted about seven seconds (reported through EMSC)
Chloraka (Cyprus, 50 km N of epicenter) : Home was swinging (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 50 km NE of epicenter) : Very quick and sharp (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : It was very short just a few seconds! (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : It was very very brief (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : Chlorakas Nr Paphos, Slight rocking sensation for a second or so. (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : Felt the shake and things kept rattling for a while after. (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : I was scared... (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : Approx 3 seconds, I would say that it was an earth quake of 4-5 scale (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Felt vibration where we were sitting down (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 47 km NE of epicenter) : House shook (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Mild (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : About 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Nicosia (, 140 km NE of epicenter) : The door was shaking. It lasted 5 seconds approximately. (reported through EMSC)
Nicosia (Cyprus, 140 km NE of epicenter) : Mild shaking 4th floor. Lasted 3-4 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Limassol (Cyprus, 84 km NE of epicenter) : In my flat, 3rd floor. I was sitting and felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Limassol (Cyprus, 82 km NE of epicenter) : Ot for so long, only 5-7 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Giolou (Cyprus, 65 km N of epicenter) : i was sat down and i felt swaying for only maybe 5 seconds - its my first experience! exciting! the dogs barked afterwards for a couple of minutes - all quiet again now. the laundry basket moved slightly, but i know what i felt (reported through EMSC)
Stroumpi (Cyprus, 62 km NE of epicenter) : Slight shaking of chair and tv (reported through EMSC)
Peyia (Cyprus, 58 km N of epicenter) : My beer tried to escape from me (reported through EMSC)
Tsada (Cyprus, 57 km NE of epicenter) : Sofa moved (reported through EMSC)
Emba (Cyprus, 52 km N of epicenter) : Made house shake for about 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 49 km NE of epicenter) : My house is dancing Rick m roll. Long time to felt an earthquake....Oh my!!! (reported through EMSC)
Paphos (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : Short but distinctive (reported through EMSC)
Mandria (Cyprus, 48 km NE of epicenter) : Sideways movement 3/4 seconds only felt sitting down others did not feel standing up (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Cyprus Region on Saturday, 18 March 2017

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