A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.3 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000j2mg. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2mg. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:24:38 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 26.5816° East, latitude 34.5879° North, depth = 12.3 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/19 / 2019-01-10 18:24:38 / January 10, 2019 @ 6:24 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 74 km SSE of Palaikastron, Greece.
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