A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Skhisma in Greece. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:00 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086vm. Id of event: us100086vm. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 23:17:00 / March 3, 2017 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 25.8829° East, latitude 35.362° North, depth = 18.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.99 km (12 miles).
The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gázi, Irákleion, Néa Alikarnassós (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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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: 18 km NE of Skhisma, Greece.
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