A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Zakynthos in Greece on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/19 / 2019-05-20 17:40:42 / May 20, 2019 @ 5:40 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:40:42 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 21.0299 East, latitude 37.7386 North, depth = 10.64 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003nld. Id of event: us70003nld. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.64 km (7 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gargaliánoi, Río, Pátra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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