A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 24.0921 East, latitude 34.7415 North, depth = 55.2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.2 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:33:12 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us200065rs. Ids that are associated to the event: us200065rs. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/16 / 2016-06-15 22:33:12 / June 15, 2016 @ 10:33 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Soúda, Mourniés (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 66 km SE of Palaiochora, Greece.
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