A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Vareia in Greece on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.6866° East, 39.03° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 03:20:53 / August 5, 2017 @ 3:20 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:20:53 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a50j. Id of event: us2000a50j.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kemalpaşa, İvrindi, Savaştepe (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from İzmir (c. 2 500 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Karabağlar (c. 458 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Manisa (c. 244 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Soma (c. 65 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Menemen (c. 53 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 11 km ESE of Vareia, Greece.
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