A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Exact location of event, longitude 25.8419 East, latitude 34.2586 North, depth = 6.84 km. Id of earthquake: us70009lah. Event ids that are associated: us70009lah. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:12:17 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). 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 6.84 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 02:12:17 / May 20, 2020 @ 2:12 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km S of Ierapetra, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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