A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 01:11:57 / October 12, 2020 @ 1:11 am. Unique identifier: us6000c7mq. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7mq. Exact location of earthquake, 26.3301° East, 35.5613° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:11:57 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 40 km N of Palekastro, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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