A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:58:29 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c882. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c882. Exact location of event, longitude 26.2558 East, latitude 35.3869 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 10:58:29 / October 14, 2020 @ 10:58 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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