A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 04:18:18 / May 18, 2020 @ 4:18 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.6094° East, 34.1705° North. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:18:18 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009jdm. Unique identifier: us70009jdm. 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.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 93 km S of Ierapetra, Greece.
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