A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. Unique identifier: us70009m12. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009m12. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 20:57:19 / May 20, 2020 @ 8:57 pm. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 25.5561 East, latitude 34.2861 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:57:19 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km SSW of Ierapetra, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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