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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 26 km SSE of Karyes, Greece, on 26 Sep 9:39 pm (GMT +3)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 5.2 quake 35 Km S of Karyes, Greece, 27 Sep 1:50 am (GMT +3), which followed after 4 hours.
Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 26 km SSE of Karyes, Greece, on 26 Sep 9:39 pm (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 18 km depth

26 Sep 18:42 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
26 Sep 18:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards SSE.
26 Sep 18:51: Now using data updates from NOA
26 Sep 19:31: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 18.0 km (from 12.4 to 11.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 2020-09-26 06:39:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 26 Sep 9:39 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.95°N / 24.31°E (Greece)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (18 mi) SE of Paralía Sykiás (pop: 100)
32 km (20 mi) SE of Sárti (pop: 1,200)
33 km (21 mi) SE of Sykiá (pop: 1,900)
140 km (87 mi) SE of Thessaloníki (pop: 354,300)
165 km (103 mi) NE of Lárisa (pop: 144,700)
225 km (140 mi) NE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.6°C (75 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 13 m/s (25 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: NOA
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-26 18:39:19 UTC
26 Sep 9:39 pm (GMT +3)
M 4.4 / 18 km26 km SSE of Karyes, GreeceNOA
2020-09-26 18:39:18 UTCM 4.4 / 2 kmAegean Sea, GreeceEMSC
2020-09-26 18:39:19 UTCM 4.5 / 8.6 km35 Km SSE of Karyes, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
2020-09-26 18:39:20 UTCM 4.3 / 10 kmAegean Sea, GreeceGFZ
2020-09-26 18:39:00 UTC
26 Sep 2020 21:39
M 4.3 / 16 kmSikia / Ägäis, GreeceZAMG
2020-09-26 18:39:18 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km26 Km SSE of Karyes, GreeceUSGS
2020-09-26 18:39:18 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km26 Km SSE of Karyes, GreeceUSGS

User reports for this quake (46)

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Kuilsriver (8236.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Paralia Ofryniou (96.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : It was a short shake for two seconds.
Paralia Ofryniou (96.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : It was a short shake for two seconds.
THASOS (89.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
110.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
69.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
skala potamias thasos (92.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short : the Appartement was shaking short,at least 1 second,but you can feel it clear.
92.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Durbanville (8240 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
110.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
8697 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Loud explosion noise and vibration
8227.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kalamitsi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I could feel it distinctly. Felt as if a washing machine was spinning in the downstairs appartment. Duration approx.3sec.
South Africa Cape Town / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Durban / not felt
Kriaritsi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Sinthia, Elia Beach (thessaloniki) / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Bed was shaking for 5 sec at 1:54 am.
Gerakini / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Felt the bed shaking for about 3 seconds.
Sykia / not felt : neighbours noticed
Nikiti / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limenaria, thassos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limenarias, Thassos, Greece / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Lemnos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short
South Africa, Cape Town / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Ground vibranted as if i was standing on a subwoover
Sarti / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Thasos / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sarti / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Gjirokastër (Albania, 356 km W of epicenter) : We felt it..... (reported through EMSC)
Volos (Greece, 134 km SW of epicenter) : Δεν τον αισθάνθηκα (reported through EMSC)
Trílofos (Greece, 128 km NW of epicenter) : Ελαφρα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 87 km NW of epicenter) : Not very powerful. My chair vibrated and the TV hung on the wall shook. About 3-5 seconds long. (reported through EMSC)
Néa Fókaia (Greece, 81 km W of epicenter) : Καθόλου αισθητός στη Νέα Φώκαια. (reported through EMSC)
Nikiti (Greece, 63 km NW of epicenter) : Στιγμιαίο κούνημα (reported through EMSC)
Níkiti (Greece, 63 km NW of epicenter) : Ήπια αισθητός σε ισόγειο διαμέρισμα . (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 36 km NW of epicenter) : We were in all-night vigil for the True Wood of the Cross, everyone witnessed the rumbling sound move up from the sea to where it shook the ground floor of the main Church. It was short about 10-15 seconds. I looked at my watch and it was 9:40PM. (reported through EMSC)
Sykiá (Greece, 33 km W of epicenter) : Die Gläser klirrten leicht in den Schränken. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 167 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it most of my friends didn't who live elsewhere same city. I live top floor aswell (reported through EMSC)
Stavroúpoli (Greece, 142 km NW of epicenter) : Felt nothing in Polichni - Thessaloniki (reported through EMSC)
Xánthi (Greece, 141 km N of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητό στον 6 όροφο . Ξάνθη (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 111 km N of epicenter) : Felt my chair shake, I looked at my lamp and dad that it too was shaking. Passed in a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 111 km N of epicenter) : Felt chair shake. Looked at my lamp and the shade was also shaking (reported through EMSC)
Polýgyros (Greece, 88 km NW of epicenter) : Ελαφριά δόνηση στον Πολύγυρο, στον δεύτερο όροφο πολυκατοικίας. (reported through EMSC)
Néa Skióni (Greece, 67 km W of epicenter) : Short but strong (reported through EMSC)
Néos Marmarás (Greece, 48 km W of epicenter) : Very short (reported through EMSC)
Karyes (Greece, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Ιδιαίτερα έντονο κούνημα, τουλάχιστον για 5 δευτερόλεπτα. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 34 km W of epicenter) : Short shake 3-4 seconds (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 26 km SSE of Karyes, Greece, on 26 Sep 9:39 pm (GMT +3)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 10 Nov 1940 01:39
    | 7.8 |
    90km / 56mi
    |
    80 years ago
    |
    666km / 414mi
    | Romania
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    393km / 244mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    479km / 298mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    741km / 460mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
    94km / 58mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    678km / 421mi
    | Romania
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    790km / 491mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    557km / 346mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    97km / 60mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    550km / 342mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    285km / 177mi
    | Western Turkey
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