A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Paphos in Cyprus. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.16 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008t1l. Event ids that are associated: us20008t1l. Exact location of event, longitude 32.2217 East, latitude 34.4731 North, depth = 26.16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 18:15:27 / March 18, 2017 @ 6:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:15:27 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Léfka, Limassol, Ýpsonas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Limassol (c. 154 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Paphos (c. 36 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Léfka (c. 7 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ýpsonas (c. 7 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Cyprus (c. 1 103 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 37 km SSW of Paphos, Cyprus.
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