A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Pirgos in Greece on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009wn5. Unique identifier: us20009wn5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.7 km (5 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:30:16 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 20:30:16 / July 15, 2017 @ 8:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 8.7 km, 25.3956° East, 34.9234° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Siteía, Gázi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km ESE of Pirgos, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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