A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Skyros in Greece. The temblor was detected at 15:37:33 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.57 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20006u7n. Event ids that are associated: us20006u7n. Exact location of earthquake, 24.5539° East, 38.5861° North, depth 11.57 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 13:37:33 / August 26, 2016 @ 1:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Khalándrion (c. 74 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Maroúsi (c. 72 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zográfos (c. 71 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 67 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Agía Paraskeví (c. 59 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Galátsi (c. 59 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zográfos, Ágioi Anárgyroi, Markópoulo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 35 km S of Skyros, Greece.
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