A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Metsovo in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.51 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.1958 East, latitude 39.6413 North, depth = 2.51 km. The temblor was reported at 12:44:15 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/15 / 2015-12-06 10:44:15 / December 6, 2015 @ 10:44 am. Event id: us100044ex. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044ex.
Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kozáni (c. 36 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kardítsa (c. 32 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Týrnavos (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Karpenísi, Týrnavos, Árgos Orestikó (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km S of Metsovo, Greece.
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