A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.41 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:52:17 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000hk2d. Event ids that are associated: us2000hk2d. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 02:52:17 / September 26, 2018 @ 2:52 am. Exact location of event, longitude 26.4925 East, latitude 35.3596 North, depth = 59.41 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía. The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 28 km NE of Palaikastron, Greece.
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