A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 26.2841° East, latitude 34.8426° North, depth = 7.86 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.86 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 20:17:25 / September 21, 2017 @ 8:17 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:17:25 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000awq2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awq2.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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