A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece. Global time and date of event 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 00:24:08 / September 17, 2018 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:24:08 / 2:24 am (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 10 km, 26.5207° East, 34.463° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000hfm5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfm5.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra, Siteía. Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 82 km SE of Makry Gialos, Greece.
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