A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ayia Galini in Greece on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.44 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 18:03:13 / May 1, 2020 @ 6:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us700098be. Unique identifier: us700098be. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:13 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 24.668° East, 35.0214° North, depth 43.44 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chaniá, Mourniés, Soúda (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 8 km S of Ayia Galini, Greece.
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