A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Nafpaktos in Greece on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 21.8029° East, 38.4021° North, depth 42.41 km. Unique identifier: us1000gc2x. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gc2x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.41 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 03:26:54 / August 18, 2018 @ 3:26 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:26:54 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Aígio (c. 20 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pýrgos, Xylókastro, Gastoúni.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 2 km WNW of Nafpaktos, Greece.
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