A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 96 km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece (60 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 23.2367 East, latitude 34.4444 North, depth = 25.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:03:14 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 02:03:14 / May 8, 2020 @ 2:03 am. Event id: us70009g3j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009g3j. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.1 km (16 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 96 km SSW of Palaiochora, Greece.
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