A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Mouzaki in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.6597 East, latitude 37.6108 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:44:00 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j6lm. Id of event: us2000j6lm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/01/19 / 2019-01-20 10:44:00 / January 20, 2019 @ 10:44 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacháro, Pýrgos, Argostólion (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km SW of Mouzaki, Greece.
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