A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us10004x09. Event ids that are associated: us10004x09. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.2 km (13 miles). Exact location, longitude 23.5123° East, latitude 35.3157° North, depth = 21.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 12:40:41 / March 12, 2016 @ 12:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:40:41 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Soúda, Chaniá. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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