A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece on Saturday. Event id: us10008vg9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vg9. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.6283 East, latitude 35.0233 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:12:26 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 09:12:26 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:12 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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 ESE of Palaikastron, Greece.
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