A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Skiáthos in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.3958 East, latitude 39.1278 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 20:31:59 / October 17, 2020 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:31:59 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c91f. Unique identifier: us6000c91f.
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Vólos (c. 84 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chalkída (c. 54 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 32 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Thívai (c. 22 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Livadeiá (c. 21 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Thívai, Livadeiá, Fársala (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 9 km WSW of Skiáthos, Greece.
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