Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 70 km SSW of Irákleion, Greece on Thursday, 20 August 2020
20 Aug 23:44 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.8°N / 24.72°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (189 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (13 mi) S of Mátala (pop: 100)
25 km (15 mi) SW of Pitsídia (pop: 700)
26 km (16 mi) SW of Sívas (pop: 400)
70 km (44 mi) SW of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
101 km (63 mi) SE of Chaniá (pop: 53,900)
365 km (227 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Location||Source|
|Thu, 20 Aug 23:40 UTC||M 3.0 / 20 km||70 km SSW of Irákleion, Greece||EMSC|
|Thu, 20 Aug 23:40 UTC||M 3.1 / 24 km||(Greece)||NOA|
|Thu, 20 Aug 23:40 UTC||M 2.8 / 30.2 km||Girit Adasi Aciklari (mediterranean Sea) (Greece)||KOERI-RETMC|
User reports for this quake
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