A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Emporeio in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 25.18 East, latitude 35.97 North, depth = 84 km. The temblor was detected at 16:30:48 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 14:30:48 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:30 pm. Event id: us20005dx2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dx2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Goúvai, Gázi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SSW of Emporeio, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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