A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/16 / 2016-03-06 23:18:15 / March 6, 2016 @ 11:18 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:18:15 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 23.5229° East, latitude 35.1382° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10004vs7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004vs7.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soúda, Chaniá, Mourniés (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 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: 18 km SW of Palaiochora, Greece.
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