A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 27.7097° East, 35.6955° North, depth 17.79 km. The temblor was detected at 17:31:46 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000595w. Event ids that are associated: us7000595w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.79 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/19 / 2019-08-28 15:31:46 / August 28, 2019 @ 3:31 pm.
Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Triánta (c. 11 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Faliraki (c. 6 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Afántou (c. 5 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Archángelos (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Triánta, Faliraki, Afántou (min 5000 pop). 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 49 km ENE of Karpathos, Greece.
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