A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Lithakia in Greece on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 15:30:10 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 20.7954° East, 37.3638° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 14:30:10 / December 27, 2018 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000iy3d. Event ids that are associated: us2000iy3d.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Argostólion, Pýlos, Gargaliánoi. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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