A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Tympakion in Greece on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 24.6091° East, latitude 34.7443° North, depth = 30.92 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:40 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003iqy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003iqy. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.92 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/09/15 / 2015-09-29 09:12:40 / September 29, 2015 @ 9:12 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaniá, Mourniés, Soúda. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop), 96 km (60 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 have been detected 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 38 km SSW of Tympakion, Greece.
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