Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Crete, Greece on Saturday, 2 May 2020 - information

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 83 km south of Ierapetra, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 12:51 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 83 km south of Ierapetra, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 12:51 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 May 12:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
May 2 12:55: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.7.
May 2 12:57: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 47.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 47.0 to 36.0 km.
May 2 13:16: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 10.0 km.
May 2 14:34: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6.
Date & time: May 2, 2020 12:51:06 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.27°N / 25.75°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 34.27°S / 154.25°W
Nearest volcano: Santorini (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) S of Ammoudares (Lasithi) (pop: 121) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) S of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Pýrgos (pop: 1,130) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of Kritsa (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) S of Agios Nikolaos (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) SE of Rethymnon (Rethymno) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
451 km (280 mi) SSE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SSE of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.610 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
6.610 kmCrete, GreeceEMSC
6.832 kmCrete, GreeceBMKG
6.510 kmCrete, GreeceGeoAu
6.710 kmCrete, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
6.318 kmGirit Adasi Aciklari (mediterranean Sea) (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
6.617 kmCrete, GreeceUSGS
6.09 km (Greece)NOA

User reports for this quake (104)

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Sulaymaniyah (1796.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Sulaymaniyah (1796.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Sulaymaniyah (1796.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Novo Mesto (1564.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Istron (105.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lightshade started moving, felt vibrations, seemed to last a while  
New Cairo (713.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : While driving (reported through our app)  
Woking, Surrey, England (2839.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Odessa (1383.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cherëmushki, South-Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow (2549.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
near New Cairo (703.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sulaymaniyah (1796.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Bialystok (2107.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt it (reported through our app)  
Ashdod israel (874.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
not fell (2209.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : not felt in spain barcelona (reported through our app)  
Tetovo (957.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
heraklion (127.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The shaking seemed to go on for 30-40 seconds.  
Gazi, Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete (129.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Moires (130.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alexandria (522.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Mecque, Mecca Region (1990.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Isleworth, Greater London, England (2832.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Steinhausen, Zug, Zug (2040.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Downtown Cairo Egypt (697 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I say in the living room on the sofa on the 7th floor. Vibration were felt for almost a minute.  
Viterbo, Latium (1494.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Here at viterbo it was quite light, not to feel from people non sensitive or outside (reported through our app)  
Kudepsta, Krasnodarskiy (1592.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Sochi.. no (reported through our app)  
Russia, Sankt Petersburg City,))),!!! / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : На самоизоляции из за коронавируса Ковид-19 что-то почувствовал, нахожусь дома, в спокойном и расслабленном состоянии. Люстра и связка ключе  
Boumerdes algeria / not felt
alexandrea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Alexandria, Smouha / not felt
zamalek, cairo, egypt / not felt
Heraklion / not felt : Δεν αντιληφθήκαμε τίποτα στο Ηράκλειο.  
Beirut / not felt
Tel Aviv / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cairo / not felt
Mersa matrouh / not felt
Pitsidia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Leipzig / not felt
cairo, egypt / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cairo egypt / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 10 sec light shaking  
Sóller, Mallorca, Spain / not felt
El rehab city cairo egypt / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Heraklion / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : duration about 20s  
Dutchess county NY / not felt : Not felt. Wanted to know if there is tsunami alert?  
St. Johann Germany / not felt
Heraklion / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Antalya / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Duisburg / not felt : Not felt in Germany  
Heraklion (Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Αισθάνθηκα το κούνημα στον καναπέ.. Ήταν δυνατός με έντονη διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 139 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός για περίπου 15 δευτερόλεπτα. Φωτιστικά κουνηθηκαν αρκετά (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 137 km NW of epicenter) : Swaying motion for some time with no sound. (reported through EMSC)  
Ierapetra (Greece, 97 km N of epicenter) : Κράτησε πολύ! Αν και συνηθισμένοι, τον νιώσαμε δυνατο. (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 950 km NW of epicenter) : Not felt (reported through EMSC)  
Patra (Greece, 576 km NW of epicenter) : Da je ovo bilo u Zg sad bi bilo 150 tisuca komentara. Al bilo u normalnoj zemlji pa ništa (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Κουνήθηκαν όλα τα φωτιστικά στο σπίτι,έντονος, με διάρκεια αλλά χωρίς βουητό (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Μεγάλης διάρκειας ,μικρής έντασης ! (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : It worried me a little. I felt like dizzy while sitting and just went out (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Δυνατός και με μεγάλη διαρκεια. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : just saw the light move (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Ισχυρός ηταν (reported through EMSC)  
Tla Al Ali Khalda Um Al Somaq (Jordan, 983 km E of epicenter) : نو (reported through EMSC)  
Akşehir (Turkey, 698 km NE of epicenter) : I felt (reported through EMSC)  
Darnah (Libya, 318 km SW of epicenter) : هل هناك موجات مد بحري ؟ (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 309 km NE of epicenter) : Very slightly felt in Pylona Rhodes while sitting down had to check on the app to see if it was a quake (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 169 km NW of epicenter) : Nothing felt (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Not everyone at home noticed it, mild shake but long duration. (reported through EMSC)  
Ierapetra (Greece, 98 km N of epicenter) : Πολύ ωρα! Πηγε να σταματησει αλλα συνέχισε. (reported through EMSC)  
Hatsav (Israel, 891 km E of epicenter) : Just a light shake. Barely even noticed. (reported through EMSC)  
Netanya (Israel, 881 km E of epicenter) : Somehow felt the quake all the way in Israel (reported through EMSC)  
(Egypt, 721 km SE of epicenter) : شعرت بها في القاهره الجديده (reported through EMSC)  
El Salam (Egypt, 699 km SE of epicenter) : شعرت بها في مصر الجديدة (reported through EMSC)  
(Egypt, 695 km SE of epicenter) : Thanks god (reported through EMSC)  
(Egypt, 695 km SE of epicenter) : شعرت به فى القاهرة حلوان (reported through EMSC)  
Chalkoutsa (Cyprus, 683 km E of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ ταρακούνημα. Ο πολυέλαιος κουνιόταν για 20 δεύτερα. (reported through EMSC)  
Pyrgos (Greece, 547 km NW of epicenter) : Ελαφρώς στον 4ο οροφο, σα ζαλάδα με διαρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
Bornova (Turkey, 500 km N of epicenter) : İzmir çok hafif hissedildi (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 498 km N of epicenter) : Hissettik sanki ama emin olamadım (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 348 km NE of epicenter) : Light shake in east side of Rhodes city, Hellas (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 348 km NE of epicenter) : ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗΟΙ ΤΟΥΡΚΟΙ ΠΡΟΚΑΛΟΥΝ ΤΑ ΣΕΙΣΜΙΚΑ ΦΙΑΝΟΜΕΝΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΙΚΟ ΧΩΡΟ ΜΕ ΤΑ ΕΡΕΥΝΗΤΙΚΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΠΛΟΙΑ (reported through EMSC)  
Káto Stalós (Greece, 219 km NW of epicenter) : Στα Χανιά είχε πάνω από 20" ένα θόρυβο - βουή και ίσα ίσα κατάλαβα μια δόνηση (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 183 km N of epicenter) : Εγώ δεν τον αισθάνθηκα στην πολυθρόνα μου αλλά το φωτιστικό κουνήθηκε. (reported through EMSC)  
Rethymno (Greece, 174 km NW of epicenter) : Μεγάλη διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
Gazi (Greece, 144 km NW of epicenter) : Μεγαλη διάρκεια κουνημα σαν ζάλη.Ηρακλειο. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 143 km NW of epicenter) : Well . if we where in the epicenter ....we would have lots of trouble . but luckily again the epicenter WAS NOT IN THE ISLAND. IT WAS FAR AWAY FROM CRETE ISLAND. SMALL TSUNAMI IS NORMAL FOR NORTH CRETE RIGHT NOW STAY AWAY FROM THE BEACH FOR THE NEXT 2 HO (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Σύντομος με αργή μετατόπιση. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Είχε μεγάλη διάρκεια. (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 141 km NW of epicenter) : Ελαφρό κούνημα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 138 km NW of epicenter) : Πολύ έντονη δόνηση. Αθορυβος και με μεγάλη διάρκεια. Καμία ανησυχία στην περιοχή. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 138 km NW of epicenter) : Everything moving for more than a minute (reported through EMSC)  
Kato Gouves (Greece, 137 km NW of epicenter) : Very light (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 136 km NW of epicenter) : Swaying motion without sound that lasted for at least a minute. Light movement of hanging objects in the house. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Απαλος, έντονη ταλάντωση, μεγάλη διάρκεια. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 99 km N of epicenter) : Αρκετό κούνημα και για αρκετή ώρα!! (reported through EMSC)  
Ierapetra (Greece, 98 km N of epicenter) : Big duration but the feeling was of a lesser grade. It is the first tsunami warning for the area and only from this site, could this be possible? (reported through EMSC)  
Ierapetra (Greece, 98 km N of epicenter) : Light movement but for about one minute. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Αισθητός με μεγάλη διάρκεια. Χωρίς θόρυβο (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Αισθητος, οχι ιδιαιτερα εντονος, μεγαλη διαρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός, με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted quite long. Strong enough to feel it. No damage in my house. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : long duration. swaying (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετή διάρκεια...!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 141 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 140 km NW of epicenter) : Αισθητός και με αρκετή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
Gournes (Greece, 137 km NW of epicenter) : Μεγάλη διάρκεια και αρκετά δυνατός (reported through EMSC)  
Moires (Greece, 126 km NW of epicenter) : Πολύ κούνημα! (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (576 quakes)

  • 29 Oct 2020 10:38 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 09:11 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 09:01 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 11:07 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 00:41 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Oct 2020 15:26 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    99 km (61 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 26 Oct 2020 06:13 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 22 Oct 2020 04:20 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 22 Oct 2020 03:11 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 19:25 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    119 km (74 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 16:02 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 13:10 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 07:42 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 07:42 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 06:48 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 04:26 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • Show all

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