A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 13:53:45 / July 3, 2017 @ 1:53 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:53:45 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100096da. Event ids that are associated: us100096da. Exact location of event, longitude 26.5959 East, latitude 35.1629 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 45 km (28 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 one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km E of Palaikastron, Greece.
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