A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Agía Galíni in Greece. The temblor was reported at 11:22:43 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 11:22:43 / January 17, 2021 @ 11:22 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.57 km (26 miles). Exact location, longitude 24.544° East, latitude 34.9465° North, depth = 42.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0vz. Id of event: us7000d0vz.
Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Chaniá, Mourniés.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 21 km SW of Agía Galíni, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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