A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lixoúri in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 20.3618 East, latitude 38.1374 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crf7. Id of event: us7000crf7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:18:01 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 02:18:01 / December 16, 2020 @ 2:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lefkáda (c. 8 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amaliáda, Gastoúni, Lefkáda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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