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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Ierapetra in Greece

Earthquake location 34.2861S, 25.509WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.509 East, latitude 34.2861 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:50:12 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 22:50:12 / May 23, 2020 @ 10:50 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70009p8k. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009p8k. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Moíres (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moíres, Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km SSW of Ierapetra, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.509° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.2861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km SSW of Ierapetra, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-23 22:50:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-23 23:08:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 416 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.121 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009p8k Id of event.
Event Code 70009p8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009p8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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