A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006nkp. Unique identifier: us60006nkp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:46:56 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 14:46:56 / December 7, 2019 @ 2:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 23.7776° East, 34.9338° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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