A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Moirai in Greece on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us20008k3m. Event ids that are associated: us20008k3m. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 23:01:22 / February 15, 2017 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:01:22 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 24.9234° East, 34.7562° North, depth 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Rethymno (min 5000 pop).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km S of Moirai, Greece.
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