A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 100 km SSW of Ierapetra, Greece (62 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70009c68. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009c68. Exact location of event, depth 21.24 km, 25.5198° East, 34.1181° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 05:40:27 / May 8, 2020 @ 5:40 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.24 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:40:27 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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