A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece. All ids that are associated to the event: us70004heq. Unique identifier: us70004heq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.23 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 24.3299° East, latitude 34.8529° North, depth = 20.23 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/07/19 / 2019-07-10 22:57:12 / July 10, 2019 @ 10:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:57:12 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Néa Alikarnassós, Irákleion, Gázi. 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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