A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Gra Liyia in Greece. Exact location, longitude 25.4521° East, latitude 34.9396° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 10:36:56 / July 21, 2017 @ 10:36 am. Id of earthquake: us20009ywt. Event ids that are associated: us20009ywt. The temblor was picked up at 12:36:56 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Siteía, Gázi, Moíres (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 22 km WSW of Gra Liyia, Greece.
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