A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes Crete, Greece kilometers (0 miles) from Crete, Greece on Friday. The temblor was detected at 16:28:17 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 25.3313° East, latitude 34.9972° North, depth = 44.49 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bpvt. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpvt. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 16:28:17 / September 18, 2020 @ 4:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.49 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Irákleion (c. 137 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rethymno (c. 29 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Néa Alikarnassós (c. 11 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gázi (c. 9 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Goúvai (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rethymno, Siteía, Gázi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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