A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 23:05:09 / February 15, 2016 @ 11:05 pm. Exact location, longitude 26.9336° East, latitude 34.9502° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 01:05:09 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004qtx. Unique identifier: us10004qtx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Siteía.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km SSW of Karpathos, Greece.
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