Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Dodecanese Islands, Greece on Thursday, 30 January 2020

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 58 km southeast of Karpathos, Greece, on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:21 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 58 km southeast of Karpathos, Greece, on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:21 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Jan 11:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Jan 30 11:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.3.
Jan 30 11:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.7.
Jan 30 11:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 6.2.
Date & time: Jan 30, 2020 11:21:37 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.19°N / 27.72°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 35.19°S / 152.28°W
Nearest volcano: Nisyros (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) SE of Karpathos (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Archangelos (Archaggelos) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SSW of Ialysos (Ialisos) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSW of Rhodos (pop: 56,100) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) E of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) E of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SSW of Sarigerme (Ortaca, Turkey) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSW of Marmaris (Turkey) (pop: 33,700) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SSE of Kos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) SE of Anaphi Island (pop: 271) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) E of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.210 kmDodecanese Islands, GreeceGFZ
5.710 kmDodecanese Islands, GreeceEMSC
5.836 kmDodecanese Islands, GreeceGeoAu
5.65 kmMediterranean Sea (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
6.011 kmDodecanese Islands, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
5.810 km62km ESE of Karpathos, GreeceUSGS
5.710 kmDodecanese Islands, GreeceBMKG
5.311 km (Greece)NOA

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Saint-Lupicin (2214.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Shkoder / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Stolberg gressenich (2441.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
UK / not felt : turn to our heavenl  
Tilos, livadia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Antalya / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pastida, Rhodes (138.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
denizli / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pefkos Rhodes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
İzmir (363.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Kadıköy (Turkey, 663 km N of epicenter) : Geberin orospu evlatları (reported through EMSC)  
Kağıthane (Turkey, 675 km N of epicenter) : Nerede oldu (reported through EMSC)  
Bergama (Turkey, 451 km NW of epicenter) : No felt (reported through EMSC)  
Agios Kirykos (Greece, 312 km NW of epicenter) : Φιζαι αέρα δεν ιταν σεισμό (reported through EMSC)  
Milas (Turkey, 251 km NW of epicenter) : Nothing felt at Milas (reported through EMSC)  
(Turkey, 208 km NE of epicenter) : Лёгкое покачивание (reported through EMSC)  
Beşiktaş (Turkey, 670 km N of epicenter) : Hope you all fine. I heard this quake based on Greece. Hope our neighboor is good. X (reported through EMSC)  
Bayrampaşa (Turkey, 669 km N of epicenter) : Yukarda küfür eden ve onu beğenenler sizde insanlık kalmamış (reported through EMSC)  
Küçükçekmece (Turkey, 662 km N of epicenter) : Beylikdüzünden iyi olmuş diye yazan kişi, Sen ne kadar ırkçı bir insansın azıcık kendini yerine koy, lütfen masum halkın ne suçu var İnsani bir olay bu empati yeteneği körelmiş insan! (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 382 km NW of epicenter) : Neden İzmir yazıyor (reported through EMSC)  
Konak (Turkey, 377 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it, but low level in Alsancak!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Merkezefendi (Turkey, 321 km N of epicenter) : Avize hafif sallandı (reported through EMSC)  
Kadıköy (Turkey, 663 km N of epicenter) : Çok kötü (reported through EMSC)  
Beylikdüzü (Turkey, 662 km N of epicenter) : Geberin orospu çocukları (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 484 km NW of epicenter) : Θεέ μου .... (reported through EMSC)  
Çiğli (Turkey, 384 km NW of epicenter) : o kadar uzakliktan hicbir sey hissedilmez arkadaslar ilgi cekmek icin sacmalamayiniz lutfen (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 382 km NW of epicenter) : avizeler sallandı maviehir (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Karsiyaka, Izmir. Windows rattled a little, lighr fixture was swaying slightly. 5th floor apartment. (reported through EMSC)  
Bornova (Turkey, 379 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it so little in turkey (reported through EMSC)  
Muratpaşa (Turkey, 331 km NE of epicenter) : I felt earthquake for 10 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Merkezefendi (Turkey, 321 km N of epicenter) : small shaking felt at 5th floor of a building. (reported through EMSC)  
Efeler (Turkey, 307 km N of epicenter) : Aydın hafif hissettim (reported through EMSC)  
Ula (Turkey, 231 km N of epicenter) : 10-15 secs.. (reported through EMSC)  
Fethiye (Turkey, 209 km NE of epicenter) : Avizeler sallandı. Havuzda falgalanma etkisi gerçekleşti. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 208 km W of epicenter) : Easy..... (reported through EMSC)  
Marmaris (Turkey, 201 km N of epicenter) : Marmaris cok acaba mı dedirtti (reported through EMSC)  
Marmaris (Turkey, 201 km N of epicenter) : Felt in marmaris..turkey...xx (reported through EMSC)  
Marmaris (Turkey, 179 km N of epicenter) : Marmaris Bozburun. Uzun uzun titredik. (reported through EMSC)  
Rhodes (Greece, 155 km N of epicenter) : Θεός να μας φιλα (reported through EMSC)  
Rhodes (Greece, 155 km N of epicenter) : I felt it for 10 sec (reported through EMSC)  
Rhodes (Greece, 154 km N of epicenter) : It was short. It felt like it had a circular motion. I was sitting on the couch. RHODES, GREECE (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 152 km N of epicenter) : City of Rhodes island, we felt it normally, nothing serious, sea is always absorbing much of it... (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 152 km N of epicenter) : Κουνηθήκαμε ελαφρα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 152 km N of epicenter) : Μεγάλη διάρκεια και πολύ αισθητός. (reported through EMSC)  
Ialysos (Greece, 152 km N of epicenter) : Quite big I was standing and felt it kept going for a long time more than 10 sec (reported through EMSC)  
Kremasti (Greece, 151 km N of epicenter) : Αισθητός και με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 148 km N of epicenter) : Έντονος. Μεγάλη διάρκεια. (reported through EMSC)  
Faliraki (Greece, 145 km N of epicenter) : A very mild 30 second tremor as i was on the couch but I physically felt the movement (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 137 km N of epicenter) : Makrias diargias mmmm etsi kai etsi (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 116 km N of epicenter) : Distinct shake but very short... (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (362 quakes)

  • 28 Jul 2020 01:26 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    7.5 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 27 Jul 2020 17:32 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 27 Jul 2020 16:45 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 27 Jul 2020 08:20 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jul 2020 08:02 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    6.8 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 26 Jul 2020 04:50 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    8.7 km (5.4 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 23 Jul 2020 08:52 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 22 Jul 2020 04:26 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    2.1 km (1.3 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2020 12:17 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    29.2 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2020 14:41 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2020 23:37 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 22:47 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    8.5 km (5.3 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 12:14 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 17 Jul 2020 09:01 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jul 2020 12:16 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jul 2020 11:48 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    8.8 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • Show all

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