A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Crete, Greece kilometers (0 miles) from Crete, Greece. The temblor was reported at 04:23:12 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d112. Unique identifier: us7000d112. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 04:23:12 / January 18, 2021 @ 4:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2621 East, latitude 35.6583 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goúvai, Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: Crete, Greece.
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