A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.87 km (21 miles). Exact location of event, depth 33.87 km, 24.2148° East, 34.7194° North. The temblor was reported at 06:04:41 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/18 / 2018-05-02 04:04:41 / May 2, 2018 @ 4:04 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dvqq. Unique identifier: us1000dvqq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chaniá, Mourniés, Soúda (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km SW of Ayia Galini, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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