A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Moirai in Greece on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 05:12:28 / March 30, 2017 @ 5:12 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:12:28 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008d82. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008d82. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.99 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude 24.8404° East, latitude 34.9276° North, depth = 56.99 km.
Event epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soúda, Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra. 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. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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