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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Crete, Greece on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 79 km west of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 07:23 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 79 km west of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 07:23 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 79 km west of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 07:23 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 54 km depth

27 Nov 07:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Nov 27 07:27: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 119.0 km.
Nov 27 07:30: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 119.0 to 53.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 53.0 to 54.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 27, 2019 07:23:40 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.7°N / 23.19°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode35.7°S / 156.81°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt327 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoMilos (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities43 km (27 mi) WNW of Kalyviani (pop: 136) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) NW of Palaiochora (Chania) (pop: 2,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Chania (pop: 53,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) W of Mouzouras (pop: 1,460) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (76 mi) WNW of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
167 km (104 mi) SSE of Sparta (Sparti) (pop: 16,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
175 km (109 mi) WNW of Gazi (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) SE of Kalamata (pop: 54,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) WNW of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
258 km (161 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Elafonisos Island (pop: 1,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (113 mi) WNW of Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.054 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
6.067 kmCrete, GreeceEMSC
6.1155 kmCrete, GreeceBMKG
6.020 kmCrete, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
6.070 kmCrete, GreeceGeoAu
6.072 km41km NW of Platanos, GreeceUSGS
6.171 km (Greece)NOA
6.080 kmCrete, GreeceIMD
6.087 kmGirit Adasi (mediterranean Sea) (Greece)KOERI-RETMC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Ankara, Turkey (ANTO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 962 km / 598 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ankara, Turkey: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (967)

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Xarentuna / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was drinking a glass of milk and I felt the milk shaking!! ;)  
crete / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was drinking a Cup of milk and i felt the milk shaking!!!!!!!  
Leonidio / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Peristeri (261.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Peristeri, Athens 12137 (64.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Furniture shook, floor and table as well, my coffee was shaking, it was short and too times  
Rhodes / not felt
Firostefani / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
29 km of Marsa Alam, Red Sea (1602.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I live on the 8th (top) floor of a building in north Jerusalem. Felt rolling. quakes usually last 5 seconds. this maybe doubled that. almost scary.  
Athens / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Richterswil, Bezirk Horgen, Zurich (1754.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Galatas, Chania (73.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : To be honest I am rarely alarmed by earthquakes, I mean I live in Greece, it is some  
Vamos, Crete (110.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Athens Greece / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Valletta / not felt
253.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted for approx 30 seconds  
Athens / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz (2055.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Chania, Crete (77.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Voula / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Athens Greece / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
France à Millau 12100 (1946.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Maltepe, Istanbul (779.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Benghazi city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Vari, Nomarchía Anatolikís Attikís, Attica (246.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hania Crete / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was sitting at the time and felt like someone was trying to shake me off..the whole chair was shaking..the lighting fixtures were slower to react  
near Mouzouras, Chania, Crete (97.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hersonissos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Benghazi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Libya-benghazi  
Marousi, Nomarchía Athínas, Attica (267.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Heraklion (181.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chania, Crete, Greece (88.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted for about 5 seconds. Very noticeable shaking but no structural damage.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (66 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 25, 2020 02:56
3 years ago
2.7

10 km
Aegean Sea, 57 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
May 22, 2020 20:35
3 years ago
2.9

30 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 36 km W of Palaiochora, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
May 21, 2020 05:47
3 years ago
2.8

19 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 70 km W of Livadia, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
May 9, 2020 13:52
3 years ago
2.1

17 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 61 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
May 7, 2020 00:42
3 years ago
2.6

12 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 26 km W of Palaiochora, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
May 6, 2020 20:20
3 years ago
2.8

60 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 8.9 km W of Gialos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
May 1, 2020 10:57
3 years ago
2.3

10 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 285 km S of Athens, Nomarchia Athinas, Attica, GreeceMore
Apr 28, 2020 17:47
3 years ago
2.6

60 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 57 km SW of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Apr 28, 2020 16:05
3 years ago
3.1

67 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 88 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Apr 25, 2020 20:24
3 years ago
2.0

26 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 42 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Apr 24, 2020 16:06
3 years ago
2.6

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 61 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Apr 24, 2020 01:43
3 years ago
2.5

17 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 52 km SW of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Apr 20, 2020 11:51
3 years ago
2.4

13 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 70 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Apr 19, 2020 08:17
3 years ago - felt
3.3

18 km
Aegean Sea, 43 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Apr 15, 2020 10:12
3 years ago
2.5

24 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 53 km S of Agia Pelagia, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Apr 14, 2020 02:47
3 years ago
2.5

23 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 23 km W of Livadia, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 31, 2020 19:12
3 years ago
2.7

13 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 70 km W of Sfinari, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 30, 2020 13:30
3 years ago
3.0

40 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 29 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 30, 2020 07:48
3 years ago
2.4

53 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 44 km W of Palaiochora, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 25, 2020 17:46
3 years ago
3.2

10 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 71 km SW of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 22, 2020 08:51
3 years ago
2.0

10 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 62 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 10, 2020 22:36
3 years ago
3.2

2 km
Ionian Sea, 17 km SW of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Mar 9, 2020 05:48
3 years ago
3.0

10 km
Ionian Sea, 19 km SW of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Mar 5, 2020 22:37
3 years ago
2.2

20 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 38 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 3, 2020 20:57
3 years ago
2.8

2 km
Ionian Sea, 81 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 29, 2020 20:00
3 years ago
2.3

53 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 57 km S of Agia Pelagia, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Feb 25, 2020 13:00
3 years ago
2.7

34 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 43 km SW of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 24, 2020 07:40
3 years ago
2.7

39 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 30 km NW of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 22, 2020 12:43
3 years ago
2.7

6.3 km
Schistonisi, 1.5 km S of Aligoi, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 22, 2020 12:25
3 years ago
2.6

1 km
1.3 km N of Berpathiana, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 22, 2020 11:32
3 years ago
3.2

2 km
Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 18, 2020 19:02
3 years ago
2.9

27 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 69 km W of Sfinari, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 17, 2020 20:50
3 years ago
2.2

30 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 38 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 15, 2020 04:29
3 years ago
2.5

6 km
Aegean Sea, 79 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 15, 2020 01:48
3 years ago - felt
3.2

2 km
Aegean Sea, 27 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 13, 2020 21:47
3 years ago
2.4

24 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 27 km W of Gialos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 8, 2020 15:06
3 years ago
2.9

28 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 9.9 km W of Moni Chrysoskalitissas, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Feb 3, 2020 23:52
3 years ago
2.2

17 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 59 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jan 25, 2020 08:00
3 years ago
2.5

24 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 45 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jan 23, 2020 20:45
3 years ago
2.4

24 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 26 km W of Gialos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jan 10, 2020 00:13
3 years ago
2.4

11 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 68 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 27, 2019 14:11
3 years ago
2.9

13 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 79 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 25, 2019 23:22
3 years ago
2.0

44 km
1.7 km S of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 21, 2019 15:38
3 years ago - felt
3.0

2 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 18 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 21, 2019 05:05
3 years ago
2.2

10 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 68 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 19, 2019 08:40
3 years ago
2.9

10 km
Aegean Sea, 59 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 9, 2019 02:27
3 years ago
3.2

5 km
Aegean Sea, 67 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 3, 2019 05:10
3 years ago
3.1

12 km
Aegean Sea, 62 km NW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 1, 2019 03:17
3 years ago
2.3

4 km
Ionian Sea, 38 km S of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Dec 1, 2019 01:27
3 years ago
2.9

5 km
Ionian Sea, 35 km S of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 2019 17:14
3 years ago
2.4

6 km
Ionian Sea, 41 km S of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 2019 16:49
3 years ago
2.6

13 km
Ionian Sea, 19 km SE of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 2019 13:47
3 years ago
2.5

11 km
Ionian Sea, 19 km S of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 2019 12:54
3 years ago
3.2

5 km
Ionian Sea, 36 km S of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 2019 12:47
3 years ago
2.4

6 km
Ionian Sea, 18 km S of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 2019 12:44
3 years ago
2.8

7 km
Ionian Sea, 32 km SW of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 2019 10:52
3 years ago
2.6

10 km
Ionian Sea, 19 km SE of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 19:16
3 years ago
2.4

11 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 74 km W of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 09:52
3 years ago
3.1

23 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 35 km NW of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 05:40
3 years ago
2.6

1 km
Ionian Sea, 18 km S of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 05:34
3 years ago
2.6

15 km
Ionian Sea, 17 km S of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 05:02
3 years ago
3.1

2 km
Ionian Sea, 19 km SE of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 04:27
3 years ago
3.2

2 km
Ionian Sea, 20 km SE of Manitochori, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 03:52
3 years ago
3.0

2 km
Ionian Sea, 36 km S of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 29, 2019 02:04
3 years ago
2.5

3 km
Ionian Sea, 37 km S of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
Nov 27, 2019 13:43
3 years ago
2.5

5 km
Ionian Sea, 36 km S of Trifyllianika, Nomos Piraios, Attica, GreeceMore
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