A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Palaióchora in Greece. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000crrh. Unique identifier: us7000crrh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 07:19:13 / December 17, 2020 @ 7:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, 23.3195° East, 34.9051° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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). The temblor was detected at 07:19:13 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soúda, Chaniá, Mourniés.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 49 km SW of Palaióchora, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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