A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Samos in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 26.9558 East, latitude 37.7426 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/20 / 2020-10-30 15:19:15 / October 30, 2020 @ 3:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 15:19:15 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000cat9. Event ids that are associated: us7000cat9.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chíos, Kos, Çine. Nearby country/countries, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from İzmir (c. 2 500 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Karabağlar (c. 458 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Aydın (c. 163 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Söke (c. 68 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Kuşadası (c. 63 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Menemen (c. 53 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Torbalı (c. 50 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 2 km SW of Samos, Greece.
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