A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Mithymna in Greece on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 00:19:00 / February 16, 2017 @ 12:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:19:00 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008k41. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k41. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.1224° East, 39.5045° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bergama, Mýrina, Çan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Çanakkale (c. 87 800 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Edremit (c. 40 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Çan (c. 26 200 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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