A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Event id: us70009kdb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009kdb. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:15:44 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 04:15:44 / May 19, 2020 @ 4:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.5275° East, 34.3574° North.
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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