A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002wwf. Id of event: us10002wwf. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.1 km (32 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:04:45 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 51.1 km, 24.3339° East, 35.006° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/15 / 2015-07-31 16:04:45 / July 31, 2015 @ 4:04 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Néa Alikarnassós, Irákleion, Gázi. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 33 km WSW of Ayia Galini, Greece.
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