A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Oxilithos in Greece on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gi0. Id of event: us20005gi0. The temblor was reported at 04:36:12 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 24.4349 East, latitude 38.6061 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 01:36:12 / April 9, 2016 @ 1:36 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágioi Anárgyroi, Néa Chalkidóna, Papágou (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Khalándrion (c. 74 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Maroúsi (c. 72 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 67 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Agía Paraskeví (c. 59 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Galátsi (c. 59 300 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 27 km E of Oxilithos, Greece.
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