A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. The temblor was detected at 08:37:54 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/18 / 2018-12-26 07:37:54 / December 26, 2018 @ 7:37 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ixms. Unique identifier: us2000ixms. Exact location of event, longitude 20.8264 East, latitude 37.315 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýlos, Gargaliánoi, Kyparissía (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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