Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 19 km southeast of Lýdia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 06:31 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 19 km southeast of Lýdia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 06:31 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 13 km depth

20 Sep 06:35 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
20 Sep 06:41: Epicenter location corrected by 11.2 km (6.9 mi) towards N.
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20 Sep 07:01: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 20 Sep 2020 06:31:04 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.07°N / 26.38°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) ESE of Kato Zakros (Lasithi)
18 km (11 mi) SE of Palekastro (Lasithi) (pop: 1,090)
37 km (23 mi) E of Makry-Gialos (Lasithi) (pop: 760)
58 km (36 mi) E of Ierápetra (Ierapetra) (pop: 12,400)
62 km (38 mi) ESE of Ágios Nikólaos (Agios Nikolaos) (pop: 11,400)
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Neápoli (Neapoli) (pop: 2,680)
116 km (72 mi) ESE of Irákleion (Iraklio) (pop: 137,200)
402 km (250 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.3°C (74 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 4 km/h (2 kts)
Primary data source: NOA
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.313 km29 Km ESE of Sitia, GreeceNOA
M 4.310 km76 Km E of Ierápetra, GreeceGFZ
M 4.11.6 kmGirit Adasi (mediterranean Sea), GreeceKOERI-RETMC
M 4.210 km25 Km E of Sitia, GreeceEMSC
M 4.210 kmPalaikastron / Kreta, GreeceZAMG

User reports for this quake (5)

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13.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Xerokambos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Moni Toplou / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Bottles tinkling on shelf
Palecastro, Sitia, eastern Crete, Greece. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : Sitting on my sofa in Paleocastro, eastern Crete. Short sharp jerk.
Xerokambos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
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Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 19 km southeast of Lýdia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 06:31 (GMT)
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    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    181km / 113mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
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    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
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    21 years ago
    |
    701km / 436mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    853km / 530mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    904km / 562mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    741km / 461mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    498km / 309mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    257km / 159mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    579km / 360mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 09 Feb 1948 12:58
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    94km / 58mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
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    | 7.3 |
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    |
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    |
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