A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kastrí in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 01:11:28 / January 26, 2021 @ 1:11 am. Unique identifier: us6000de7b. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000de7b. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:11:28 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 23.9989° East, 34.779° North, depth 10 km. 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 Moíres, Chaniá, Soúda. The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Chaniá (c. 54 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Soúda (c. 6 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mourniés (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 10 km SW of Kastrí, Greece.
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