A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2215 East, latitude 35.6143 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 04:11:27 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 04:11:27 / October 12, 2020 @ 4:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c7nd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7nd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Irákleion, Néa Alikarnassós, Goúvai. Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km N of Palekastro, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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