A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Palekastro in Greece on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 26.2683° East, latitude 35.6263° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:36:45 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000crsr. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crsr. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 13:36:45 / December 17, 2020 @ 1:36 pm UTC/GMT. 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).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 47 km N of Palekastro, Greece.
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