A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Aigion in Greece on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 22.1124 East, latitude 38.2642 North, depth = 6.08 km. Id of earthquake: us20004up8. Event ids that are associated: us20004up8. Global time and date of event 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 13:03:01 / January 26, 2016 @ 1:03 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:03:01 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.08 km (4 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kórinthos (c. 30 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Trípoli (c. 26 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Árgos (c. 22 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Megalópoli, Zacháro, Árgos (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twelve 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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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: 3 km ENE of Aigion, Greece.
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