A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 26.4142 East, latitude 34.5238 North, depth = 31.55 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.55 km (20 miles). Event id: us10005e1u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e1u. Global time and date of event 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 15:34:48 / April 26, 2016 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 17:34:48 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). 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 82 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 71 km SE of Makry Gialos, Greece.
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