A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Mouzouras in Greece. All ids that are associated to the event: us200040r4. Unique identifier: us200040r4. Exact location of earthquake, 24.0562° East, 35.8551° North, depth 38.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:21:46 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 13:21:46 / October 27, 2015 @ 1:21 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.6 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Mourniés, Soúda (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 36 km NNW of Mouzouras, Greece.
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