A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. Id of earthquake: us60006mwg. Event ids that are associated: us60006mwg. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:45:39 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 23.8794° East, latitude 35.1067° North, depth = 3.12 km. Global time and date of event 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 08:45:39 / December 6, 2019 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.12 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moíres, Rethymno, Chaniá (min 5000 pop). Close 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 quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km SE of Palaiochora, Greece.
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