A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Parga in Greece on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 20.4906 East, latitude 39.329 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70008ddp. Event ids that are associated: us70008ddp. The temblor was detected at 05:12:13 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 03:12:13 / March 21, 2020 @ 3:12 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gjirokastër, Sarandë, Kérkyra (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gjirokastër (c. 23 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sarandë (c. 15 100 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 9 km ENE of Parga, Greece.
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