A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 19:09:03 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/17 / 2017-10-19 17:09:03 / October 19, 2017 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 36.72 km (23 miles). Exact location, longitude 24.1799° East, latitude 34.737° North, depth = 36.72 km. Id of earthquake: us1000au75. Event ids that are associated: us1000au75.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaniá, Mourniés, Soúda (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 61 km SW of Ayia Galini, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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