A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Palaikastron in Greece on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:16:02 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007klt. Event ids that are associated: us70007klt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 26.6026° East, latitude 35.0097° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 02:16:02 / February 7, 2020 @ 2:16 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km ESE of Palaikastron, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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