A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Markopoulon Oropou in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.95 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 23.796° East, latitude 38.2276° North, depth = 19.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/05/18 / 2018-05-01 20:50:49 / May 1, 2018 @ 8:50 pm. Unique identifier: us1000dvkc. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dvkc. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:50:49 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Athens (c. 664 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Piraeus (c. 163 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Peristéri (c. 140 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Kallithéa (c. 100 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Acharnés (c. 99 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Níkaia (c. 89 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Livadeiá, Kórinthos, Orchomenós.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 6 km SSW of Markopoulon Oropou, Greece.
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