A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. The temblor was detected at 12:23:26 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 10:23:26 / December 6, 2019 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006mxu. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006mxu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 23.7024° East, latitude 34.9037° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 36 km S of Palaiochora, Greece.
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