A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20005xrv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005xrv. Global time and date of event 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 08:36:14 / May 25, 2016 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.214 East, latitude 35.0212 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:36:14 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gázi, Irákleion, Néa Alikarnassós (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km S of Palaikastron, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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