A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Makry Gialos in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:05:41 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.66 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.3012 East, latitude 34.7811 North, depth = 22.66 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006qe2. Unique identifier: us60006qe2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/19 / 2019-12-12 03:05:41 / December 12, 2019 @ 3:05 am.
Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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