A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kos in Greece on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.66 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 16:25:37 / July 31, 2017 @ 4:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 27.481° East, 36.849° North, depth 11.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a4gy. Id of event: us2000a4gy. The temblor was reported at 18:25:37 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Ródos (c. 56 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Muğla (c. 48 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Milas (c. 43 200 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Bodrum (c. 39 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Marmaris (c. 33 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Didim (c. 26 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Archángelos, Muğla, Ula.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 17 km ESE of Kos, Greece.
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