A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Drosaton in Greece on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 22.8632° East, 41.2048° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:16:12 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ck23. Id of event: us2000ck23. Global time and date of event 01/01/18 / 2018-01-01 22:16:12 / January 1, 2018 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Thessaloníki (c. 354 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kalamariá (c. 91 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sérres (c. 58 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shtip (c. 48 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Strumica (c. 45 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sykiés (c. 45 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Češinovo, Kochani, Bansko.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NE of Drosaton, Greece.
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