A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.4 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 23.6458 East, latitude 35.16 North, depth = 18.4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 13:23:38 / April 7, 2017 @ 1:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:23:38 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008fh2. Event ids that are associated: us10008fh2.
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Soúda, Chaniá (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 8 km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece.
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