A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 25.5249 East, latitude 34.154 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:48:07 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009jm3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009jm3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 11:48:07 / May 18, 2020 @ 11:48 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 97 km (61 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 96 km SSW of Ierapetra, Greece.
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