A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Katastarion in Greece. The temblor was reported at 16:23:26 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000dwfp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwfp. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 20.529° East, 37.9004° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 14:23:26 / April 8, 2018 @ 2:23 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýrgos, Amaliáda, Gastoúni.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 22 km WNW of Katastarion, Greece.
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