Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - SOUTHERN GREECE on Friday, 29 August 2014

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 69 km west of Adamantas, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, Greece, on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 03:45 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 69 km west of Adamantas, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, Greece, on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 03:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 95 km depth

29 Aug 03:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 95.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 29, 2014 03:45:06 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 95.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.67°N / 23.68°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 36.67°S / 156.32°W
Nearest volcano: Milos (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) E of Gefyra (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) S of Glyfada (pop: 87,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) S of Ilioupoli (pop: 78,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Piraeus (pop: 163,700) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Kallithea (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) S of Nikaia (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) S of Peristeri (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) NW of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SE of Patras (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) ENE of Elafonisos Island (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NW of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.785 kmSouthern GreeceGFZ
5.692 km60km W of Adamas, GreeceUSGS
5.797 km57 Km ENE from Neapoli VoionNOA
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Swindon / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woken up by bed shaking from side to side and cupboard doors banging opening and closing. Was on holiday   
agia marina crete to / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Well this was actually the morning of our wedding staying in agia marina crete near chania, woke up about 4/5am bed actually shaking violently,doors sliding open,whole building felt like it was shaking and I couldn't keep my balance standing, first earthq  
Mirtilos Studios - Apartments in Kissamos (126.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kalives/Crete / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chania crete / Light shaking (MMI IV)
pagrati (144.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping when the bed started to move pretty hard. My sleep is usually very deep so I don't hear noises, people talking etc and that's why I got really scared when I felt the moving..  
Hersonissos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Analipsi Crete / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : On holiday , shaking felt by friends with us whilst in their bed   
PERA TRIOVASALOS on MILOS / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I slept as tourist in PERA TRIOVASALOS on the Island of MILOS. Suddenly I waked up by a permanent shaking. It felt like 10-15 seconds.  
Skaleta, Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We woke up couse our bed was shaking.  
Streatham, London (205.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in Platanias, Crete - I was awoken by the bed shaking quite violently, the whole room was shaking too - I thought I was dreaming I have never experienced anything like this before!  
Sapounakeika, 97 km far from Quake (96.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 15 seconds rattling windows and glassware. The dog was frightened and run outside   
chania crete (10275.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : definitely felt this quake in our "boutique" hotel with a staircase like a winding road to the third floor. I think everyone got out of the hotel barely dressed!  
Nafplion Greece (126.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : More of a strong jolt than shaking. Woke two of us up, but very short duration. Felt as if something had fallen on te roof.   
Kato doratso / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hydra / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Perivolos Santorini / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was a windy morning but this was so much more than wind it felt the bed was shaking and the room and lasted about 30 seconds  
Platanias, Crete, Greece / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up as my bed were shaking. The doors on the closet and the mirror on the wall were shaking and making a noise.   
Agia Marina Chania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My partner woke up alarmed and woke me up. We both jumped out of bed and stood by the bearing wall of our hotel room.  
Tolo, Greece (119 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We're about 120Km from the quake and it woke us up by rattling the plates on the bedroom wall at 0645 local time. At about 1730 on the beach we also had a series of small waves (gives a wave speed of about 11km/h.  
Mriehel, Birkirkara (833.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was about 5.40am on Fri. 29th August 2014 when I was woken up in my 2nd floor flat by a tremor which shook my bed vigorously.The tremor lasted about 10/15 secs. Quite surprised to experience this in Malta as well as noting later that the epicentre was   
agii apostolii / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed and furniture moved. It woke me up. Daughter in next room shaken out of bed.   
Rathimnon, Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III) : empty hangs in the wardrobe were shaking  
Piskopiano / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
agia marina, crete / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was awaken before 7.00 local time due to shaking bed.  
Chania (131.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
paleochora, Crete (159.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Windows rattled, persons sleeping were obviously shaken, felt ground moving  
Chania / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
agii Apostoli Chania / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Quite alarming it shook us awake the doors and windows rattling and the light fitting swinging. Our beds were really shaking.   
Chania / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i woke up and then i thought my leg was shaking .. after 5 seconds i understood in was an eartquake and it was really scary. The whole bed was moving..  
Perivolos santorini / Weak shaking (MMI III) : In bed 7-8am . This shake woke me up. Low level rumbling like train passing under a building   
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Oct 6, 2014 21:51
7 years ago

25 km
Aegean Sea, 8.7 km E of Nisida Agios Fokas Island, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 2, 2014 16:20
7 years ago

80 km
Aegean Sea, 69 km W of Adamantas, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Sep 5, 2014 12:35
7 years ago

87 km
Aegean Sea, 67 km W of Milos Island, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Sep 4, 2014 16:09
7 years ago

30 km
Aegean Sea, 12 km N of Falconera Island, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Aug 29, 2014 04:13
7 years ago

90 km
Aegean Sea, 67 km W of Milos Island, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Aug 29, 2014 03:48
7 years ago - felt

78 km
Aegean Sea, 66 km W of Adamantas, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, GreeceMore

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