A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pirgos in Greece on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 06:38:34 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 04:38:34 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:38 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085y6. Id of event: us600085y6. 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). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.2374° East, 34.6443° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Néa Alikarnassós, Gázi, Irákleion (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (48 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 40 km SSE of Pirgos, Greece.
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