A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Moíres in Greece on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:48:54 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 01:48:54 / September 26, 2020 @ 1:48 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c3vb. Id of event: us6000c3vb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 24.8786 East, latitude 34.526 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Néa Alikarnassós. Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km S of Moíres, Greece.
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