A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Pefkochori in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 23.6329° East, 40.0921° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 04:43:59 / April 7, 2017 @ 4:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:43:59 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008fdh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fdh.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sykiés (c. 45 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Políchni (c. 39 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pylaía (c. 23 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Panórama (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Síndos, Oraiókastro, Diavatá (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km N of Pefkochori, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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