A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:37:44 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000abb7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abb7. Exact location of earthquake, 24.1639° East, 34.9017° North, depth 42.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.51 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 14:37:44 / August 19, 2017 @ 2:37 pm.
Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Moíres, Mourniés. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km WSW of Ayia Galini, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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