A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.91 km (17 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:09:34 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 20.7387° East, 37.1182° North, depth 27.91 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/19 / 2019-02-27 00:09:34 / February 27, 2019 @ 12:09 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jcdi. Id of event: us1000jcdi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gastoúni, Amaliáda, Zacháro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 66 km S of Lithakia, Greece.
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