A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pérgamos in Cyprus. Unique identifier: us7000d23a. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d23a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.47 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:27:06 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 33.7103° East, latitude 35.0235° North, depth = 68.47 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 14:27:06 / January 21, 2021 @ 2:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rizokárpaso, Léfka, Ýpsonas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Cyprus (c. 1 103 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Nicosia (c. 200 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Limassol (c. 154 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Larnaca (c. 72 000 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Famagusta (c. 42 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kyrenia (c. 26 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Protaras (c. 20 200 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Pergamos (c. 15 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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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: 2 km S of Pérgamos, Cyprus.
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