A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000izms. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000izms. The temblor was detected at 13:40:05 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 23.8408 East, latitude 34.7591 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 11:40:05 / January 1, 2019 @ 11:40 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moíres, Rethymno, Chaniá. Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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