A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 26.5003° East, 34.7081° North, depth 6.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.85 km (4 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:32:55 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20007eb8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007eb8. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 05:32:55 / October 15, 2016 @ 5:32 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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