A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 km NE of Karpathos, Greece (6 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.71 km (15 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 08:27:15 / September 21, 2017 @ 8:27 am. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:27:15 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 24.71 km, 27.2858° East, 35.5628° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awpn. Id of event: us2000awpn.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 9 km NE of Karpathos, Greece.
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