A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude 23.2° East, latitude 35.1191° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 23:14:01 / January 23, 2018 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000cngk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cngk. The temblor was detected at 01:14:01 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Soúda, Chaniá, Mourniés.
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 two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km WSW of Palaiochora, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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