A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tympakion in Greece. Id of earthquake: us1000jlqj. Event ids that are associated: us1000jlqj. The temblor was reported at 16:38:35 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 24.6629 East, latitude 34.9065 North, depth = 32.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 14:38:35 / March 17, 2019 @ 2:38 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.26 km (20 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Mourniés, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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