A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kokkári in Greece on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/20 / 2020-10-31 12:36:20 / October 31, 2020 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.8244 East, latitude 37.7775 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:36:20 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000cavi. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cavi.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Turgutreis, Kálymnos, Vrontádos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from İzmir (c. 2 500 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Karabağlar (c. 458 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Aydın (c. 163 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Söke (c. 68 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kuşadası (c. 63 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Torbalı (c. 50 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 5 km W of Kokkári, Greece.
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