A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 27.0115° East, latitude 35.0265° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/17 / 2017-01-01 13:04:02 / January 1, 2017 @ 1:04 pm. Unique identifier: us10007p37. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007p37. The temblor was picked up at 15:04:02 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siteía (min 5000 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 56 km SSW of Karpathos, Greece.
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