A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.94 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 16:15:28 / February 8, 2016 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20004zik. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004zik. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.6515 East, latitude 35.1622 North, depth = 9.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:15:28 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Soúda, Chaniá (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 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 nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece.
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