A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 02:38:52 / October 12, 2020 @ 2:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:38:52 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c7n0. Event ids that are associated: us6000c7n0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.238° East, 35.5691° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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