A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Filiátes in Greece on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 00:18:28 / August 29, 2020 @ 12:18 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:18:28 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 20.3084° East, 39.6585° North. Id of earthquake: us7000ben2. Event ids that are associated: us7000ben2.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Çorovodë, Préveza, Ersekë. Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Gjirokastër (c. 23 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Sarandë (c. 15 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Çorovodë (c. 14 000 pop). Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 6 km N of Filiátes, Greece.
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