Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Skiáthos in Greece


Earthquake location 39.187S, 23.446WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Skiáthos in Greece on Sunday. Unique identifier: us6000c95d. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c95d. The temblor was detected at 08:07:17 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 08:07:17 / October 18, 2020 @ 8:07 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 23.446° East, 39.187° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Schimatári, Lamía, Fársala (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Vólos (c. 84 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chalkída (c. 54 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Néa Ionía (c. 32 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fársala (c. 10 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Néa Artáki (c. 9 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km NW of Skiáthos, Greece.

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