A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Polichnítos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhzt. Id of event: us6000dhzt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 06:24:11 / February 16, 2021 @ 6:24 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.81 km (8 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:24:11 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12.81 km, 26.0232° East, 38.9981° North.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Aliağa (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chíos (c. 24 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Çeşme (c. 21 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ezine (c. 15 700 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ezine, Altınoluk, Aliağa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 16 km WSW of Polichnítos, Greece.
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