A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 164 km S of Methoni, Greece (102 miles) on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:04:27 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 12:04:27 / April 27, 2017 @ 12:04 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 21.4233° East, 35.3519° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008l9j. Unique identifier: us10008l9j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 164 km S of Methoni, Greece.
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