A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.4 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003r1c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r1c. Exact location of event, depth 37.4 km, 20.1537° East, 38.0271° North. Global time and date of event 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 17:13:22 / October 23, 2015 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:13:22 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zákynthos, Argostólion. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SW of Lixourion, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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