A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.6027° East, 34.2114° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 02:44:18 / May 19, 2020 @ 2:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:18 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009kbi. Event ids that are associated: us70009kbi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 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 eleven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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