Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Crete, Greece, on Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 03:05 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Crete, Greece, on Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 03:05 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 3 km depth

12 Dec 03:09 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Dec 12 03:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 3.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2019 03:05:44 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.17°N / 26.19°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) WSW of Palekastro (Lasithi, Crete) (pop: 1,090)
9 km (5 mi) ESE of Sitia (pop: 8,710)
17 km (10 mi) NE of Lithínes (Lasithi, Crete) (pop: 322)
27 km (17 mi) NE of Koutsourás (Lasithi, Crete) (pop: 775)
43 km (27 mi) E of Ágios Nikólaos (Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi) (pop: 11,400)
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Ierápetra (Ierapetra, Lasithi) (pop: 12,400)
97 km (60 mi) E of Irákleion (Iraklio) (pop: 137,200)
383 km (238 mi) SE of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.93 kmCrete, GreeceEMSC
M 4.863 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
M 4.814 kmGirit Adasi Aciklari (mediterranean Sea) Revise01 (2019.12.12 (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
M 4.816 km (Greece)NOA
M 5.040 kmCrete, GreeceGeoAu
M 5.123 kmCrete, GreeceBMKG
M 5.020 kmCrete, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
M 5.123 km42km SE of Makry Gialos, GreeceUSGS

User reports for this quake (30)

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Palekastro (6.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Neapoli / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Makrygialos Crete / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up and shaking continued for several seconds.
Lithines / Weak shaking (MMI III)
871.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Agia Marina (Greece, 102 km W of epicenter) : It woke me up,but i was not sure if is just paranoia cuz i am affraid since the strong one from yesterday, or i was really moving....cheking now looks like it really was....If it woke me up i think was felt quite well (reported through EMSC)
Karpathos (Greece, 100 km E of epicenter) : Slight tremor for a second. I was already awake lying in bed (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 100 km E of epicenter) : Slight tremor for a second (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 99 km W of epicenter) : I did feel it. Not so strongly though. (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 96 km W of epicenter) : Ηράκλειο μεγάλη διάρκεια χωρίς θόρυβο (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 96 km W of epicenter) : Felt in Heraklion. Short and not very strong. (reported through EMSC)
Kato Gouves (Greece, 82 km W of epicenter) : Δεν το κατάλαβα στης Γουβες Ηρακλείου (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 44 km SW of epicenter) : Πετάχτηκα από το κρεβάτι. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 25 km SW of epicenter) : the movement of the house here in Stavrochori woke my wife and I up. It did was not as violent as yesterdays earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Analipsi (Greece, 25 km SW of epicenter) : This earthquake was strong enough to wake us up just after 5 am . It lasted about 10 seconds, decreasing in intensity. The whole house shook quite violently for the first 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Skopi (Greece, 14 km W of epicenter) : Shaking of bed and bedroom wardrobes. Probably about 4-5 seconds duration. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 10 km SW of epicenter) : Strong but short!!! 4-5 sec (reported through EMSC)
Siteia (Greece, 9 km NW of epicenter) : Woke up the family. Things rattled (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 228 km W of epicenter) : Ξύπνησα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Μικρής διάρκειας (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Μικρός,με ταλάντωση δεξιά αριστερά (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Short. Not very strong here in Heraklion. (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 123 km NW of epicenter) : Ηράκλειο μεγάλη διάρκεια 20' τουλάχιστον μικρή πολύ μικρή ένταση καθόλου βουητό. Ελπίζω να μην ξανασυμβεί είναι κοντά στην Κρήτη (reported through EMSC)
Karpathos (Greece, 121 km NE of epicenter) : Slight tremor for a second (reported through EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece, 73 km NW of epicenter) : Λίγο αισθητός στον Άγιο Νικόλαο (reported through EMSC)
Siteia (Greece, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Με ξύπνησε μόνο. (reported through EMSC)
Siteia (Greece, 55 km NW of epicenter) : Με το καλημέρα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Cela nous a réveillé, secousse de 5 à 6 seconde. Les verres ont bougés dans l'armoire (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 53 km NW of epicenter) : Μια κουτσουλιά ήτανε (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 43 km NW of epicenter) : Strong and short!!! 4-5 sec (reported through EMSC)
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