A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Preveza in Greece. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 01:25:04 / January 15, 2019 @ 1:25 am. The temblor was reported at 03:25:04 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.25 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 20.5913° East, latitude 38.949° North, depth = 6.25 km. Unique identifier: us2000j3z9. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3z9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Igoumenítsa (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kérkyra, Argostólion, Ioánnina. Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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