A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Polykastron in Greece on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 01:22:48 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 22.7003° East, 41.0252° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 23:22:48 / November 18, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. Event id: us10007aai. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007aai.
Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 71 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 cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Prilep, Kochani, Simitli (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km ENE of Polykastron, Greece.
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