A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20004y80. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y80. The temblor was picked up at 01:01:26 / 1:01 am (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 earthquake 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 23:01:26 / February 5, 2016 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.8226 East, latitude 34.8534 North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moíres, Gázi, Irákleion (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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