A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Ierápetra in Greece. The temblor was detected at 11:08:40 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009n9r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009n9r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 11:08:40 / May 22, 2020 @ 11:08 am. Exact location, longitude 25.98° East, latitude 34.4296° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ágios Nikólaos, Siteía, Ierápetra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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