A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Karpathos in Greece on Wednesday. Event id: us10008nmd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008nmd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.56 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:47:29 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.56 km, 26.8438° East, 35.3244° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 22:47:29 / May 2, 2017 @ 10:47 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siteía. Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 39 km WSW of Karpathos, Greece.
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