A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 23.1653° East, 35.0688° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:38:30 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 23:38:30 / February 26, 2017 @ 11:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mke. Id of event: us20008mke.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Mourniés (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 50 km WSW of Palaiochora, Greece.
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