A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Polichnítos in Greece on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 26.0739° East, 38.9633° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:46:53 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000ddkk. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ddkk. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 05:46:53 / February 1, 2021 @ 5:46 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Burhaniye, Bergama, Menemen (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Bergama (c. 57 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Menemen (c. 53 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Urla (c. 45 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Aliağa (c. 44 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Burhaniye (c. 38 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 15 km SW of Polichnítos, Greece.
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