A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. Id of earthquake: us2000c3ru. Event ids that are associated: us2000c3ru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.63 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:30:07 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 23.7561 East, latitude 34.9784 North, depth = 38.63 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/12/17 / 2017-12-13 07:30:07 / December 13, 2017 @ 7:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda.
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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 29 km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece.
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