A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Pirgos in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 25.3039 East, latitude 34.6469 North, depth = 25.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.07 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:50:19 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 15:50:19 / April 17, 2017 @ 3:50 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008idh. Id of event: us10008idh.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gázi, Néa Alikarnassós, Irákleion (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km SSE of Pirgos, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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