A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:44 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007tfk. Event ids that are associated: us10007tfk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.2 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 39.2 km, 23.8011° East, 34.8083° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 02:45:44 / January 16, 2017 @ 2:45 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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