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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Crete, Greece, on Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 22:50 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.6 quake Crete, Greece, 2020-05-02 12:51 UTC, which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Crete, Greece, on Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 22:50 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 32 km depth

23 May 22:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
May 23 22:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 32.0 km.
May 24 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Date & time: 2020-05-23 10:50:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.19°N / 25.52°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (246 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (56 mi) S of Arvi (pop: 700)
91 km (56 mi) S of Mírtos (pop: 400)
92 km (57 mi) S of Ammoudáres (pop: 100)
131 km (81 mi) SE of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
162 km (100 mi) SE of Rethymno (pop: 32,500)
452 km (281 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-05-23 22:50:14 UTCM 5.2 / 32 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
2020-05-23 22:50:11 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmCrete, GreeceEMSC
2020-05-23 22:50:06 UTCM 5.2 / 6.5 kmGirit Adasi Aciklari (mediterranean Sea) (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
2020-05-23 22:50:11 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmCrete, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
2020-05-23 22:50:12 UTCM 5.2 / 9.5 kmCrete, GreeceGeoAu
2020-05-23 22:50:13 UTC
2020-05-24 00:50:13 +02:00
M 5.3 / 17.6 km82km SSW of Gra Liyia, GreeceUSGS
2020-05-23 22:50:12 UTCM 5.0 / 29 km(Greece)NOA

User reports for this quake (7)

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790.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(Greece, 113 km N of epicenter) : Δυνατός Σεισμός (reported through EMSC)
Dionysos (Greece, 467 km NW of epicenter) : Τον κατάλαβα στην Αθήνα, 1-2” το πολύ (reported through EMSC)
Ierapetra (Greece, 107 km N of epicenter) : Κουνηθήκαμε δυνατά.Κυριολεκτικά αυτός ο σεισμός μας έπιασε στον ύπνο,και αυτός είναι ο λόγος που δεν πρόλαβα να αντιδράσω. (reported through EMSC)
Karterados (Greece, 259 km N of epicenter) : Mexri Santorini kouni8ke (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 113 km N of epicenter) : Little weak shaking (reported through EMSC)
Ierapetra (Greece, 108 km N of epicenter) : Barely noticed it. Though it was my office chair. (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Crete, Greece, on Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 22:50 (GMT)

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