A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Eleousa in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 20.7978 East, latitude 39.7657 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 20:18:41 / October 15, 2016 @ 8:18 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:18:41 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007fnp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fnp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Gjirokastër (c. 23 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bilisht, Çorovodë, Korçë.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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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