A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lixourion in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 08:25:27 / December 16, 2019 @ 8:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, 20.3665° East, 38.0696° North, depth 25.14 km. The temblor was detected at 10:25:27 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006s36. Unique identifier: us60006s36. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.14 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mesolóngi, Amaliáda, Lefkáda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km SSW of Lixourion, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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