A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.7196° East, 34.2712° North. The temblor was reported at 02:46:17 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005e7c. Unique identifier: us20005e7c. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 00:46:17 / April 3, 2016 @ 12:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 81 km S of Ierapetra, Greece.
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