A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.8276 East, latitude 37.7863 North, depth = 16.92 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000avsy. Id of event: us1000avsy. The temblor was picked up at 02:17:35 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.92 km (11 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 01:17:35 / October 23, 2017 @ 1:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zákynthos, Argostólion (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 70 km SW of Lixourion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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