Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 96 km south of Ierapetra, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 23:22 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.6 quake Eastern Mediterranean, 83 km south of Ierapetra, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, 2 May 2020 12:51 GMT, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Eastern Mediterranean, 96 km south of Ierapetra, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 23:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 May 23:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
May 18 23:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3.
May 19 05:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.7.
Date & time: 18 May 2020 23:22:35 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.16°N / 25.6°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) S of Vatos (pop: 11) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) S of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) S of Aghios Nicolaos (Agios Nikolaos) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SE of Moires (Mires) (pop: 6,380) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSW of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SSE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSE of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SSE of Gazi (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SE of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) SSE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SSE of Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Nisi Chrysi Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.710 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
M 5.410 kmCrete, GreeceEMSC
M 5.710 kmCrete, GreeceGeoAu
M 5.810 km89km S of Gra Liyia, GreeceUSGS
M 5.27 km (Greece)NOA
M 5.35 kmGirit Adasi Aciklari (mediterranean Sea) Revise01 (2020.05.18 (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
M 5.722 kmCrete, GreeceBMKG

User reports for this quake (7)

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Sarajevo (1242.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A large indoor plant could be seen to be moving and water was moving in a glass. Not unfamiliar compared to the recent magnitude 5 in Croatia just over a month ago.
961.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
958 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Kamari, Santorini (247.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Brussels / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : At first I thought I was feeling dizzy then I asked myself if it wasn t an earth quake because it felt like it then I forgot about it not taking it seriously but now I read this and I m very surprised
Agios Nikolaos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : There was a gentle movement for 2-3 seconds
El Montaza (Egypt, 522 km SE of epicenter) : Slight shaking barley noticeable (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 96 km south of Ierapetra, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 23:22 (GMT)
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