A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us1000aser. Event ids that are associated: us1000aser. The temblor was reported at 05:42:40 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.6093 East, latitude 34.7699 North, depth = 1.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/10/17 / 2017-10-15 03:42:40 / October 15, 2017 @ 3:42 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.08 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 57 km SE of Palaikastron, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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