A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:46:33 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.5111° East, 35.4344° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000dccv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dccv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 09:46:33 / April 2, 2018 @ 9:46 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 45 km (28 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 was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 35 km NE of Palaikastron, Greece.
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