Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 84 km southeast of Larnaca, Larnaka, Cyprus, on Friday, 11 May 2012 at 18:48 (GMT)
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes in same area | Quakes in Cyprus | Quakes in Lebanon| Ammochostos | Larnaka | Lemesos | Nicosia | Beyrouth
Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 17 km depth
Date & time: 11 May 2012 18:48:29 UTC
Depth: 16.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.304°N / 34.142°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus)
Nearest volcano: Golan Heights (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) S of Ayia Napa (pop: 2,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) S of Protaras (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) S of Paralimni (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Larnaca (pop: 72,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SSE of Pergamos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Famagusta (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ESE of Lemesos (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) SE of Strovolos (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SE of Nicosia (pop: 200,500) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) WNW of Beirut (Lebanon) (pop: 1,916,100) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SE of Cyprus Island (pop: 1,140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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.
|5.4||17 km||Cyprus region||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.