A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/19 / 2019-02-17 21:40:02 / February 17, 2019 @ 9:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.9947 East, latitude 37.3756 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:40:02 / 10:40 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: us2000jjbi. Id of event: us2000jjbi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýlos, Gargaliánoi, Kyparissía (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSE of Lithakia, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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