A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 25.5839 East, latitude 34.2341 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us70009ain. Event ids that are associated: us70009ain. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:20:32 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 17:20:32 / May 5, 2020 @ 5:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 87 km S of Ierapetra, Greece.
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