A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Palekastro in Greece on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 01:34:31 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 26.3534 East, latitude 35.51 North, depth = 19.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d1q6. Event ids that are associated: us7000d1q6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.67 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 11/01/21 / 2021-01-11 01:34:31 / January 11, 2021 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 35 km NNE of Palekastro, Greece.
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