Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 78 km southwest of Irákleion, Iraklio, Greece, on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 23:21 GMT
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Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
23 May 23:24 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.73°N / 24.7°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 34.73°S / 155.3°W
Nearest volcano: Santorini (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (18 mi) S of Matala (Heraklion) (pop: 67) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Mires (pop: 6,380) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) S of Agia Galini (Rethymno) (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Pýrgos (pop: 1,130) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Agia Varvara (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) S of Zoniana (pop: 1,700) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Arkalochori (pop: 3,540) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Gazi (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSW of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
372 km (231 mi) SSE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Gavdos Island (pop: 152) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|4.0||10 km||Crete, Greece||EMSC|
|3.8||23 km||Girit Adasi Aciklari (mediterranean Sea) (Greece)||KOERI-RETMC|
User reports for this quake
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