A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Methoni in Greece. The temblor was detected at 20:28:59 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hde7. Id of event: us1000hde7. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 21.4368° East, 36.7042° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 19:28:59 / October 12, 2018 @ 7:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Pýlos (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacháro, Kalamáta, Kyparissía (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 27 km WSW of Methoni, Greece.
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