A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 14:34:57 / December 7, 2019 @ 2:34 pm. Exact location, longitude 23.8629° East, latitude 35.1237° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:34:57 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006nkk. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006nkk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moíres, Rethymno, Chaniá. Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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