A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 20.9175 East, latitude 37.3168 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jhdg. Id of event: us2000jhdg. The temblor was reported at 17:15:25 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/01/19 / 2019-01-29 16:15:25 / January 29, 2019 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýlos, Gargaliánoi, Kyparissía (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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