A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 17:42:00 / January 19, 2019 @ 5:42 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 20.6545 East, latitude 37.3379 North, depth = 39.51 km. The temblor was detected at 18:42:00 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000j6eq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j6eq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.51 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Argostólion, Gargaliánoi, Kyparissía.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 44 km SSW of Lithakia, Greece.
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