A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Arkalochorion in Greece on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:06:05 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 21:06:05 / July 15, 2017 @ 9:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009yf3. Unique identifier: us20009yf3. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.3652° East, 35.0128° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Siteía, Moíres. The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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