A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Palekastro in Greece on Wednesday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:22:49 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 26.318° East, 35.501° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 22:22:49 / October 14, 2020 @ 10:22 pm. Event id: us6000c8d3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8d3.
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km N of Palekastro, Greece.
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