A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Polykastron in Greece on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 22.673 East, latitude 41.0726 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/16 / 2016-11-10 12:12:44 / November 10, 2016 @ 12:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us100076m6. Event ids that are associated: us100076m6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:44 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Polýgyros, Delcevo, Prilep (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Sérres (c. 58 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kateríni (c. 53 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Shtip (c. 48 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Strumica (c. 45 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 12 km NE of Polykastron, Greece.
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