A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Emporeio in Greece on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600053xb. Ids that are associated to the event: us600053xb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.46 km (44 miles). Exact location, longitude 25.6007° East, latitude 35.888° North, depth = 71.46 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:57:07 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/08/19 / 2019-08-12 07:57:07 / August 12, 2019 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siteía, Gázi, Ágios Nikólaos (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km SSE of Emporeio, Greece.
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