A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pirgos in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.3894 East, latitude 34.7172 North, depth = 31.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.34 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:31:57 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000d23w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d23w. Global time and date of event 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 16:31:57 / February 14, 2018 @ 4:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siteía, Gázi, Néa Alikarnassós (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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