A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Atalanti in Greece. Exact location of event, depth 16.82 km, 22.9134° East, 38.6289° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.82 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:25:27 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j72. Id of event: us10005j72. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 06:25:27 / May 22, 2016 @ 6:25 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamína, Fársala, Asprópyrgos. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Vólos (c. 84 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Chalkída (c. 54 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 32 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Asprópyrgos (c. 30 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kórinthos (c. 30 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 7 km WSW of Atalanti, Greece.
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