A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 36 km ESE of Karpathos, Greece (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.5717 East, latitude 35.3666 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:06:10 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 11:06:10 / May 20, 2017 @ 11:06 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008vge. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vge. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 36 km ESE of Karpathos, Greece.
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