A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:00:31 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009lvp. Unique identifier: us70009lvp. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 18:00:31 / May 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 25.5335° East, latitude 34.1849° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 SSW of Ierapetra, Greece.
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