A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Zakynthos in Greece. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:44 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 08:29:44 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 20.9101° East, latitude 37.8453° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009hws. Unique identifier: us70009hws.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kyparissía, Río, Pátra. Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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