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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 35 Km NNE of Ierápetra, Greece on Thursday, 24 September 2020

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake  - 35 Km NNE of Ierápetra, Greece on Thursday, 24 September 2020
24 Sep 18:55 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
24 Sep 19:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1. Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards NNW.
24 Sep 19:06: Now using data updates from NOA
24 Sep 20:06: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1.
Date & time: Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 24 Sep 9:52 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.29°N / 25.92°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) E of Vrouchás (pop: 100)
17 km (11 mi) E of Pláka (pop: 100)
18 km (11 mi) NE of Schísma Eloúndas (pop: 1,700)
71 km (44 mi) E of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
173 km (108 mi) E of Chaniá (pop: 53,900)
358 km (222 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 24.4°C (76 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from NW
Primary data source: NOA
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
24 Sep 9:52 pm (GMT +3) (24 Sep 18:52:14 UTC)M 4.1 / 16 km35 Km NNE of Ierápetra, GreeceNOA
Thu, 24 Sep 18:52 UTCM 4.2 / 10 km27 Km NE of Ierápetra, GreeceGFZ
Thu, 24 Sep 18:52 UTCM 4.0 / 5.5 kmGirit Adasi (mediterranean Sea), GreeceKOERI-RETMC
Thu, 24 Sep 18:52 UTCM 4.5 / 5 km46 Km N of Ierápetra, GreeceEMSC
Thu, 24 Sep 18:52 UTCM 4.3 / 5.9 km22 Km NE of Eloúnda, GreeceUSGS
24 Sep 2020 21:52 (24 Sep 18:52:00 UTC)M 3.9 / 10 kmSitia / Kreta, GreeceZAMG

User reports for this quake (30)

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Heraklion Megaron Hotel (71.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Sitting on hotel balcony and felt light shaking. Other person with me sitting in bed in hotel room and felt shaking. We’ve both felt a light earthquake in New Zealand so knew what it was. No heavy traffic anywhere near.
31.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short
28.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ammoudarao (77.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
21.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Milatos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Almost dropped my beer. Building slightly shaking. Nothing damaged over here. | One user found this interesting.
Hiraklion / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Koutsouras / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Heraklion / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 5-10 seconds shaked
Hiraklion / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Makri gialos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
(Greece, 69 km W of epicenter) : Heraklion. Second floor. Sitting on the couch it felt like the person next to me was nervously tapping his leg | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 70 km W of epicenter) : Ηράκλειο, 2ος όροφος, ελαφρύ κούνημα για περίπου 6-8 δευτερόλεπτα. Λίγος θόρυβος από τζάμια που έτριξαν. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 70 km W of epicenter) : short shake 2-3 seconds felt on 4th floor (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 70 km W of epicenter) : 3rd floor resident, felt it alright. More than a light shake. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 70 km W of epicenter) : Light shake. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 69 km W of epicenter) : Very faint shake. (reported through EMSC)
Néa Alikarnassós (Greece, 68 km W of epicenter) : Light (reported through EMSC)
Néa Alikarnassós (Greece, 68 km W of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ τρέμουλο για 4 δευτερόλεπτα (reported through EMSC)
Gournes (Greece, 57 km W of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κούνημα (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 37 km SW of epicenter) : Λίγο τράνταξαν τα τζάμια (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 37 km SW of epicenter) : Ιεράπετρα πολύ ελαφριά στον 1ο όροφο (reported through EMSC)
Férma (Greece, 34 km S of epicenter) : My head was leaning against a wall and I felt light vibrations (reported through EMSC)
Neápoli (Greece, 29 km W of epicenter) : Limnes, Lasithi 21:53. The house shook for well over 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Neápoli (Greece, 29 km W of epicenter) : In Limnes, Lasithi. The whole house shook for over 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Ágios Nikólaos (Greece, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Felt slightly (reported through EMSC)
Ágios Nikólaos (Greece, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Second one today. (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 22 km SE of epicenter) : Sitia small shake (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 22 km SE of epicenter) : Small shudder, sitting outside. Siteia. (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 22 km SE of epicenter) : Sitia légère secousse (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 35 Km NNE of Ierápetra, Greece on Thursday, 24 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    153km / 95mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    698km / 434mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    863km / 536mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    915km / 569mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    743km / 461mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    459km / 285mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    280km / 174mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    564km / 351mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 09 Feb 1948 12:58
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    118km / 73mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 06 Oct 1947 19:55
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    396km / 246mi
    | Southern Greece
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