A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ierápetra in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009kuu. Unique identifier: us70009kuu. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:05:55 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 25.9124° East, latitude 34.3953° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 10:05:55 / May 12, 2020 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ierápetra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 70 km SSE of Ierápetra, Greece. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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