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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 44 km southeast of Rhodes, Greece, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 04:44 GMT

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 44 km southeast of Rhodes, Greece, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 04:44 GMT Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 44 km southeast of Rhodes, Greece, on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 04:44 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 22 km depth

3 Oct 04:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Oct 3 04:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 22.0 km.
Oct 3 15:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 3, 2019 04:44:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.18°N / 28.59°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode36.18°S / 151.41°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt352 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoNisyros (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities39 km (24 mi) ESE of Faliraki (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) E of Archangelos (Archaggelos) (pop: 5,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) SE of Rhodes (pop: 56,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Ialysos (Ialisos) (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) S of Sarigerme (Ortaca, Turkey) (pop: 16,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Dalaman (Turkey) (pop: 19,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) SW of Fethiye (Turkey) (pop: 60,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SSW of Ortaca (Turkey) (pop: 19,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Marmaris (Turkey) (pop: 33,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
476 km (296 mi) ESE of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) SE of Agathonisi Island (pop: 150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
325 km (202 mi) ENE of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.122 kmDodecanese Islands, GreeceGFZ
5.120 kmDodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg (Greece)EMSC
5.18.7 kmMediterranean Sea (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
5.114 km (Greece)NOA
5.014 kmDodecanese Islands, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
5.119 km36km ESE of Faliraki, GreeceUSGS
5.138 kmDodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)BMKG

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Lardos, Dodecanese, South Aegean (47.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : On holiday in Lindos, Rhodes. We were woken by the room in our holiday apartment shaking, and the furniture banging. This seemed to last for about 30-40 seconds. Had previously experienced similar tremors when staying on Kos.  
Dalyan Turkey / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on holiday in Dalyan, Turkey, I was asleep and woke up at about 7.30am to my bed shaking and I heard a rumbling. It lasted about 10 seconds. It happened about the same time last year but at midnight.  
Rhodes town / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mitsis memories / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Le tremblement de terre m'a réveillée car le lit a bougé quelques secondes.  
Hisaranou , Turkey / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Windows and doors of Holliday apartment shook and rattled for a short time . I was wearing earplugs at the time but it still woke me .  
Kremasti Rhodes Island (48.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were on 3rd floor of hotel, bed & room started vibrating/shaking. Outside the pool had waves coming from the quake  
SENSATORI Atlantica Dreams Rhodes / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We stayed on the 2nd floor - our first experience - was sitting up in bed when the entire building, room and contents began shaking even the walls were visibly moving for about 6-8 seconds like having double vision and accompanied by a loud rumbling mecha  
Kremasti, Dodecanese, South Aegean (52.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On the north coast of Rhodes in Theologos. Wardrobe rattled and vibrated loudly.The floor of the appartment had light but noticeable movement when I stood up. The shaking lasted between 7-10 seconds only.  
Pifkos / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like hotel was shaking  
Lardos, Dodecanese, South Aegean (47.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rhodes / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kalathos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were just awake in our hotel room on the second floor and felt the room and bed shake for several seconds. It was our first experience of an earthquake and we were glad it didn’t last very long  
Aegean Blue Resort, Kolymbia, Rhodes, Greece / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We felt just before 8am. We woke up (2nd floor) as the building was moderately shaking.  
Tilos / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just a strange feeling of bed moving  
Horizon city hotel Rhodes 5th floor / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in bed asleep on the 5th floor of the hotel when I was woken about 7.45 a.m. by my bed jumping around the floor for several seconds it was pretty scary  
Rhodes / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On holiday in Rhodes. Some shaking. This was my first earthquake  
Faliraki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ixia Greece / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up by the shaking.. Nothing to compare with juli 2008, when i expirience ny first quake..  
Oludeniz- Garcia resort and spa hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were at the Garcia resort and spa in Oludeniz in the babdag mountain. At 7.45am we started to feel a door knocking then it got stronger as if a group of people were jumping up and down outside a door then it got a lot stronger the top was shaking and t  
Faliraki / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kallithea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pefkos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lateral shaking of 3 storey holiday building with inches of movement  
Lardos, Dodecanese, South Aegean (47.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Haraki, Greece / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kalymbia (39.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lachania / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed was slightly shaking during 10 seconds  
Kalathos, Rhode Island / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gocek / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
FETHIYE / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 8 saniye vurdu.Ayakta zor dirdum.  
Kolymbia Rhodes (39.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Yes it woke us...shaking of furniture in Kolymbia Rhodes  
Afantou, Dodecanese, South Aegean (39.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (39 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 23, 2019 19:26
3 years ago
2.0

4.7 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 51 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Nov 19, 2019 12:39
3 years ago
2.0

32 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 64 km SW of Fethiye, Muğla, TurkeyMore
Nov 8, 2019 20:28
3 years ago
2.2

5 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 32 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Nov 8, 2019 14:32
3 years ago
2.6

8 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 35 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Nov 8, 2019 12:54
3 years ago
2.1

7.4 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 34 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 31, 2019 06:31
3 years ago
2.1

8.1 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 35 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 21, 2019 15:28
3 years ago
2.0

7.2 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 33 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 21, 2019 11:39
3 years ago
2.0

7.3 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 33 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 16, 2019 00:19
3 years ago
2.7

2 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 33 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 13, 2019 14:35
3 years ago
2.3

24 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 61 km SW of Fethiye, Muğla, TurkeyMore
Oct 9, 2019 17:08
3 years ago
2.1

2.7 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 26 km E of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 8, 2019 19:38
3 years ago
2.8

5 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 32 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 8, 2019 19:26
3 years ago
2.5

5 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 30 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 7, 2019 09:09
3 years ago
2.6

5 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 36 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 6, 2019 22:22
3 years ago
2.1

7.9 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 30 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 5, 2019 23:48
3 years ago
2.2

20 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 29 km E of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 5, 2019 12:21
3 years ago
2.3

8.8 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 33 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 5, 2019 06:22
3 years ago
2.9

8 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 30 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 4, 2019 16:07
3 years ago
2.3

10.2 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 37 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 4, 2019 08:46
3 years ago
2.2

7 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 32 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 19:50
3 years ago
2.3

7.1 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 33 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 19:01
3 years ago
2.6

5 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 36 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 17:32
3 years ago
2.3

7.5 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 27 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 11:33
3 years ago
2.0

6 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 34 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 10:42
3 years ago
2.1

13 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 37 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 10:18
3 years ago
2.2

1.3 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 35 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 09:21
3 years ago
2.0

7 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 34 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 08:37
3 years ago
2.2

7.3 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 33 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 07:04
3 years ago
2.5

5 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 38 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 06:34
3 years ago
2.3

8 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 35 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 06:27
3 years ago - felt
3.3

10 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 31 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 06:07
3 years ago
2.0

5.4 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 32 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 05:23
3 years ago
2.4

10.2 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 32 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 05:21
3 years ago - felt
2.4

8 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 28 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 05:01
3 years ago
2.3

7.3 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 38 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 04:59
3 years ago
2.1

8.4 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 36 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 04:56
3 years ago - felt
2.2

9.9 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 35 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 04:54
3 years ago
2.1

11 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 35 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore
Oct 3, 2019 04:50
3 years ago - felt
2.8

7.8 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 43 km SE of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, GreeceMore

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