A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 23.7302° East, latitude 34.8619° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:41:13 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006p04. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006p04. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 22:41:13 / December 8, 2019 @ 10:41 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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