A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a999. Id of event: us2000a999. Exact location of event, depth 41.83 km, 24.0404° East, 34.851° North. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 03:46:52 / August 18, 2017 @ 3:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:46:52 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.83 km (26 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moíres, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km SE of Palaiochora, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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