A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. Id of earthquake: us6000c85f. Event ids that are associated: us6000c85f. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2355 East, latitude 35.485 North, depth = 9.13 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.13 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:52:18 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 01:52:18 / October 14, 2020 @ 1:52 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 31 km N of Palekastro, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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