A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Lithakia in Greece on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:59:23 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 15:59:23 / October 30, 2018 @ 3:59 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000hj2t. Event ids that are associated: us1000hj2t. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.518 East, latitude 37.4857 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýrgos, Amaliáda, Argostólion (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 37 km SW of Lithakia, Greece.
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