A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Pylos in Greece. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:56:53 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 21.3564° East, 36.8829° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/18 / 2018-08-02 06:56:53 / August 2, 2018 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g1mh. Id of event: us1000g1mh.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Pýlos (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Megalópoli, Pýrgos, Zacháro. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen 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: 30 km W of Pylos, Greece.
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