A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Palaiochora in Greece on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 00:32:30 / February 20, 2020 @ 12:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, 23.8981° East, 35.1869° North, depth 10 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:32:30 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007tbw. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007tbw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Chaniá, Soúda (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km ESE of Palaiochora, Greece.
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