A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:41:27 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/18 / 2018-12-25 01:41:27 / December 25, 2018 @ 1:41 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000ixbg. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ixbg. Exact location of earthquake, 20.8254° East, 37.3593° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Argostólion, Pýlos, Gargaliánoi.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 39 km S of Lithakia, Greece.
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