A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Gotse Delchev in Bulgaria. The temblor was picked up at 16:17:38 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 9.29 km, 23.5873° East, 41.6775° North. Global time and date of event 02/08/18 / 2018-08-02 14:17:38 / August 2, 2018 @ 2:17 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000g1vn. Unique identifier: us1000g1vn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.29 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Bulgaria (c. 7 149 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chepelare, Makedonska Kamenica, Star Dojran. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Pazardzhik (c. 76 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Blagoevgrad (c. 71 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sérres (c. 58 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Strumica (c. 45 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Dráma (c. 44 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dupnitsa (c. 34 800 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NW of Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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