A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:56 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 26.972 East, latitude 34.9868 North, depth = 7.87 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/18 / 2018-01-15 23:23:56 / January 15, 2018 @ 11:23 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cpy8. Id of event: us2000cpy8. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.87 km (5 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siteía. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 61 km SSW of Karpathos, Greece.
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