A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 97 km SSE of Ierapetra, Greece (60 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 08:38:35 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 26.0217° East, 34.1624° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly 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). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 06:38:35 / May 3, 2020 @ 6:38 am. Event id: us7000997s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000997s.
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 ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 97 km SSE of Ierapetra, Greece.
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