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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Ierapetra in Greece

Earthquake location 34.2045S, 25.7124WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 25.7124° East, 34.2045° North, depth 16.99 km. Id of earthquake: us700098qd. Event ids that are associated: us700098qd. Global time and date of event 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 12:51:06 / May 2, 2020 @ 12:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:51:06 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.99 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Irákleion, Goúvai, Moíres. Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 135 km (84 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 89 km S of Ierapetra, Greece.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.7124° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2045° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km S of Ierapetra, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-02 12:51:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-02 13:10:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.275 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700098qd Id of event.
Event Code 700098qd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700098qd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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