A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 01:04:04 / December 18, 2020 @ 1:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude 26.255 East, latitude 35.6091 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crzl. Id of event: us7000crzl. 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). The temblor was reported at 01:04:04 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km N of Palekastro, Greece.
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