A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 72 km ESE of Karpathos, Greece (45 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.97 East, latitude 35.3081 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 08:37:50 / January 31, 2020 @ 8:37 am. Id of earthquake: us60007l6b. Event ids that are associated: us60007l6b. The temblor was picked up at 10:37:50 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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. 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: 72 km ESE of Karpathos, Greece.
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