A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Gefyra in Greece on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10007n2l. Event ids that are associated: us10007n2l. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 19:31:05 / December 27, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:31:05 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). 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 12.5 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 22.8916 East, latitude 36.5894 North, depth = 12.5 km.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Messíni, Kalamáta, Spárti. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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