A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:11:09 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009jrf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009jrf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 14:11:09 / May 18, 2020 @ 2:11 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.618° East, 34.1795° North.
Nearby country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 92 km S of Ierapetra, Greece.
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