A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Polykastron in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 11:15:15 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100078r0. Event ids that are associated: us100078r0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 22.7135° East, latitude 41.0276° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 09:15:15 / November 16, 2016 @ 9:15 am.
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Sérres (c. 58 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kateríni (c. 53 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Shtip (c. 48 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Strumica (c. 45 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shtip, Gradsko, Kateríni.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 12 km ENE of Polykastron, Greece.
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