A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. Event id: us20005afh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005afh. Global time and date of event 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 13:22:56 / March 13, 2016 @ 1:22 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.39 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:22:56 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.6415 East, latitude 35.3026 North, depth = 6.39 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rethymno, Soúda, Chaniá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km NNW of Palaiochora, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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