A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:00:32 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 05:00:32 / October 12, 2020 @ 5:00 am. Unique identifier: us6000c7ps. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7ps. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2291 East, latitude 35.5314 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km N of Palekastro, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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