A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 00:10:41 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:10 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:10:41 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.7446° East, 34.9596° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ivy. Unique identifier: us20005ivy. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moíres, Gázi, Irákleion (min 5000 pop).
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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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