A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:48:49 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000h6l4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6l4. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.41 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 25.9457 East, latitude 35.0679 North, depth = 15.41 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 19:48:49 / September 1, 2018 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gázi, Irákleion, Néa Alikarnassós (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 3 km NNW of Makry Gialos, Greece.
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