A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:44:25 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 26.2347° East, 35.5061° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 00:44:25 / October 12, 2020 @ 12:44 am. Event id: us6000c7mh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7mh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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