A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.65 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000h4mx. Event ids that are associated: us1000h4mx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 13:15:57 / September 30, 2018 @ 1:15 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:15:57 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2569 East, latitude 35.0608 North, depth = 74.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Goúvai, Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra. Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km S of Palaikastron, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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