A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. The temblor was reported at 05:37:19 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007tbx. Id of event: us10007tbx. Global time and date of event 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 03:37:19 / January 15, 2017 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 23.156° East, latitude 35.1071° North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soúda, Chaniá, Mourniés (min 5000 pop).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km WSW of Palaiochora, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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