A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Emponas in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 27.5154° East, 35.9652° North, depth 13.6 km. The temblor was detected at 13:30:33 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 11:30:33 / May 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.6 km (8 miles). Event id: us10008t03. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008t03.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Triánta (c. 11 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Datça (c. 10 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Faliraki (c. 6 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Afántou (c. 5 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Archángelos (c. 5 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Datça, Ródos, Triánta (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 four and in the last 365 days fourteen 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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