A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:41:56 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 03:41:56 / December 8, 2019 @ 3:41 am. Exact location, longitude 23.8275° East, latitude 35.0539° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us60006nt3. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006nt3.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda. Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km SSE of Palaiochora, Greece.
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