A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Lithakia in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 22.5 km, 20.8263° East, 37.6836° North. The temblor was reported at 19:47:38 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.5 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 17:47:38 / January 17, 2020 @ 5:47 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us600079c2. Unique identifier: us600079c2.
Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mesolóngi, Filiatrá, Kyparissía (min 5000 pop).
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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km S of Lithakia, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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