A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Palekastro in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.87 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000d3rg. Event ids that are associated: us7000d3rg. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:12:59 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 26.4517° East, latitude 35.1886° North, depth = 86.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 16:12:59 / January 27, 2021 @ 4:12 pm.
Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra, Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 18 km E of Palekastro, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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