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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Ierapetra in Greece

Earthquake location 34.1777S, 25.6408WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Ierapetra in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.97 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 01:09:53 / May 27, 2020 @ 1:09 am. Event id: us60009zq8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009zq8. Exact location of earthquake, 25.6408° East, 34.1777° North, depth 13.97 km. The temblor was reported at 03:09:53 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 92 km S of Ierapetra, Greece. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.6408° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.1777° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92km S 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 2020-05-27 01:09:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-27 01:27:21 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 385 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 1.268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 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 us60009zq8 Id of event.
Event Code 60009zq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009zq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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