A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. Unique identifier: us7000crk8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crk8. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.2704° East, 35.6488° North. The temblor was detected at 11:01:09 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/20 / 2020-12-11 11:01:09 / December 11, 2020 @ 11:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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: 50 km N of Palekastro, Greece.
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