Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 24 km northwest of Karpathos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Friday, 14 February 2020 at 16:02 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 24 km northwest of Karpathos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Friday, 14 February 2020 at 16:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 30 km depth

14 Feb 16:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 14 Feb 2020 16:02:18 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.61°N / 26.98°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Nisyros (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) NNE of Fri (Dodecanese) (pop: 357) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Olymbos (pop: 400) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Karpathos (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NE of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ENE of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SW of Rhodes (pop: 56,100) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) S of Kos Town (Kos) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSW of Bodrum (Turkey) (pop: 39,300) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) E of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SE of Anaphi Island (pop: 271) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.830 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
4.813 kmCrete, GreeceEMSC
4.62.2 kmMediterranean Sea (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
4.813 km(Greece)NOA
4.817 km25km NW of Karpathos, GreeceUSGS
4.710 kmCrete, GreeceBMKG
5.116 kmCrete, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV

User reports for this quake (30)

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Pigadia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pigadia, Karpathos (195 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Heraklion (Greece, 172 km W of epicenter) : Felt slightly, not everyone in the room noticed it. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 137 km NE of epicenter) : This N/W off the coast of Karpathos, not Crete, even Rhodes is closer. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 38 km SE of epicenter) : The EQ occurred on the west side of Karpathos but it definitely felt bigger than a 4.8 M. (reported through EMSC)  
Datça (Turkey, 125 km NE of epicenter) : Deprem (reported through EMSC)  
Ohri (Republic of North Macedonia, 798 km NW of epicenter) : Very low (reported through EMSC)  
Altıeylül (Turkey, 436 km N of epicenter) : Hussetmediğim için mutluyum. (reported through EMSC)  
Karabağlar (Turkey, 292 km N of epicenter) : Balçova çok hafif (reported through EMSC)  
Buca (Turkey, 290 km N of epicenter) : Çok hafif (reported through EMSC)  
Epano Archanes (Greece, 173 km W of epicenter) : Light shaking, very soft rumbling, only a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 172 km W of epicenter) : Short but strong (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 172 km W of epicenter) : Σύντομος (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 172 km W of epicenter) : Just a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 171 km W of epicenter) : Σαν έκανα σεξ, μέρα που είναι. (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 171 km W of epicenter) : Weak tremor for just a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 171 km W of epicenter) : Μικρή ένταση στο Ηράκλειο (reported through EMSC)  
Heraklion (Greece, 171 km W of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κουνημα λόγω απόστασης. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 170 km W of epicenter) : Μικρό κούνημα (reported through EMSC)  
Kato Gouves (Greece, 156 km W of epicenter) : Γουβες δεν κατάλαβα τίποτα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 134 km SW of epicenter) : Μικρής διάρκεια,με έντονο κούνημα προς το τέλος του ... (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 122 km NE of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κούνημα, κάπως κυκλικό? (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 105 km E of epicenter) : Just a little shaking (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 104 km SW of epicenter) : Gentle shake felt in E crete (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 100 km SW of epicenter) : μέτριος σεισμός (reported through EMSC)  
Siteia (Greece, 99 km SW of epicenter) : Αρκετό τρανταγμα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 38 km SE of epicenter) : Αισθητός στον 2ο όροφο. Στην αρχή ακουγόταν ένα χτύπημα στους τοίχους και μετά άρχισαν να τρίζουν τα γυάλινα στο σύνθετο. Διήρκησε αρκετά δευτερόλεπτα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 38 km SE of epicenter) : My toddler got scared and started crying... (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 38 km SE of epicenter) : Δυνατός αλλά σύντομος ευτυχώς (reported through EMSC)  
Aperi (Greece, 32 km SE of epicenter) : It was quick andstrong (reported through EMSC)  
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