A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Polichnítos in Greece on Monday. The temblor was detected at 05:47:52 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 05:47:52 / February 1, 2021 @ 5:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 25.9761 East, latitude 38.8807 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000dfvn. Event ids that are associated: us6000dfvn.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop), Turkey (c. 77 804 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Menemen, Urla, Ayvacık (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Menemen (c. 53 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Urla (c. 45 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Aliağa (c. 44 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ayvalık (c. 35 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mytilíni (c. 28 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Chíos (c. 24 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Çeşme (c. 21 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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