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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 45 km N of Palekastro, Greece on Monday, 12 October 2020

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 45 km N of Palekastro, Greece on Monday, 12 October 2020
12 Oct 00:33 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
12 Oct 00:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km (from 6.2 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.4 mi) towards E.
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12 Oct 00:41: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: Monday, 12 October 2020 00:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 3:30 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6314°N / 26.293°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,100)
50 km (31 mi) NE of Sitia (pop: 8,700)
61 km (38 mi) NW of Agía Marína (pop: 400)
109 km (68 mi) NE of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Ródos (pop: 56,100)
348 km (216 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.8°C (73 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: NOA
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
12 Oct 3:30 am (GMT +3) (12 Oct 00:30:41 UTC)M 5.1 / 21 km- 45 km N of Palekastro, GreeceNOA
Mon, 12 Oct 00:30 UTCM 5.0 / 29 km38 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceGFZ
Mon, 12 Oct 00:30 UTCM 5.0 / 8.4 kmMediterranean Sea, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
Mon, 12 Oct 00:30 UTCM 5.1 / 21 km5.1 Crete, GreeceEMSC
Mon, 12 Oct 00:30 UTCM 5.0 / 19.7 kmCrete, Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
Mon, 12 Oct 00:30 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km43 Km N of Palekastro, GreeceUSGS
Mon, 12 Oct 00:30 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km48 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceGeoAu
12 Oct 2020 03:30 (12 Oct 00:30:00 UTC)M 5.1 / 21 kmPalaikastron / Kreta, GreeceZAMG

User reports for this quake (149)

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Gouves (95.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I woke up. The bed was shaking and my girl asked me what i am doing. I told her propably beeing in an earthquake. | One user found this interesting.
Makrygialos (71.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : My first earthquake | One user found this interesting.
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Kampos (250.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mithi (92.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
158.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
110.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Crete maris beach Ressort (88.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
160.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
158.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
155 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Limenas chersonisou (88.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Agios Nikolaos (71.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Woke up by it.
88.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
71.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
88.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
146.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Hersonissos (88.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Analipsi (92.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
88.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hersoni (91.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
113 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Analipis (92.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
88 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
147 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Plaka Elounda (63.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Gouves (95.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
91.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
99.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short (reported through our app)
90.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
845.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ierapetra (83.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Heraklion / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Woke as my bed was moving and it felt like the house was being pushed around. My dog slept through it.
malia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up cause the wardrobe shaked | One user found this interesting.
Ν.Αλικαρνασσό / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Anissaras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Chersonisos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Creta Maris beach resort / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Palaikastro / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Rhodos, Faliraki / not felt
Amoudara / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s : Das Bett hat gewackelt und geknarrt
Chersonisou / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Heraklion city centre / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : 10 mins after secondary shaking
Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Heraklion, Olive Green Hotel / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I did not hear a thing, but I woke up and felt the bed to move a little
Amoudara Hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 7:11Uhr,in Amoudara wackelte das Bett und ein Spiegel an der Wand pendelte.
Mykonos island / not felt
Paxeia. ammos, crete / not felt
Lionas naxos / not felt
Kreta / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bett wickelt
Adelianos Kampos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
kokkini hani / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Rethymno / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Makrigialos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Stalis / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gouves / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Amoudara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
chersonissos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Palekastro, Kouremenos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was in bed and the bed shook and headboard rattled against the wall.
Chersonissos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
Gouves, Crete / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Anissaras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Kato zakros / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
kokkini hani / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Hersonissos, Kreta / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Iraklio / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
Stalis / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Malia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Anissaras / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kokkini hani / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Bed was shaking
Ierapetra / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Malia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
koutouloufari, crete / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : i woke up
Gazi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Agios nikolao / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Analipsi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Pigadia Karpathos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Palekastro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Heraklion / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nea praisos crete / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Iraklion / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Istron / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Hernissos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Heraklion / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Agios Nikolaos,Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Heraklion city centre / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : 10 mins after secondary shaking
Malia Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Mochlos Sitia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Analipsis / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Gouves / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Archanes / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Herakleion, Crete / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Heraklion / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Anissaras / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Iraklion / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Mirtos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Waked up
Malia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
sisi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ν.Αλικαρνασσό / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Ágioi Theódoroi (Greece, 114 km W of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός για να μας ξυπνήσει. Είχε διάρκεια με κίνηση πέρα-δώθε. (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 114 km W of epicenter) : Strong but over quickly. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Short, though intense temblor. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Περίπου 3 δευτερόλεπτα ταλαντευση... Ηράκλειο Κρήτης περιοχή Θερισσου... (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Light shaking but quite long.. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός με διάρκεια 3-4’’. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Έντονα αισθητός, μέτρια διάρκεια, χωρίς θόρυβο (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : It woke us up. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Short duration, smooth sideways motion. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός με μικρή διάρκεια. (reported through EMSC)
Arvi (Greece, 104 km SW of epicenter) : Αρκετό τρέμουλο για ελάχιστα δευτερόλεπτα. (reported through EMSC)
Kokkíni Cháni (Greece, 99 km W of epicenter) : Πετάχτηκα από τον ύπνο, πολύ αισθητός και με μεγάλη διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Makrygialos (Greece, 72 km SW of epicenter) : Felt slight tremor for 2-3 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Rethymno (Greece, 170 km W of epicenter) : Strong, noisy, short, woke me up (reported through EMSC)
Ágioi Theódoroi (Greece, 114 km W of epicenter) : Αρκετά δευτερόλεπτα πριν γίνει ξεκάθαρο πως πρόκειται για σεισμό, ένιωθα ένα ανεπαίσθητο αλλά υψηλής συχνότητας κούνημα και αναρωτιομουν αν είναι σεισμός ή εγώ δεν στηρίζομαι καλά. Τα σκυλιά γαυγιζαν. (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 110 km W of epicenter) : Middle duration, not noisy, stronger at the end of the last seconds, woke me from sleep (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 110 km W of epicenter) : Δυνατός και με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Short duration, smooth sideways motion.Ground floor in Heraklion. (reported through EMSC)
Kokkíni Cháni (Greece, 99 km W of epicenter) : Τον άκουσα ενώ κοιμόμουν δυνατός αλλά συντομος (reported through EMSC)
Kokkíni Cháni (Greece, 99 km W of epicenter) : Quite strong. It waked me up. The bed was skaking quite enough! (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 85 km SW of epicenter) : It was Intense! I woke up! And there was a second, smaller! (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 85 km SW of epicenter) : Με ξύπνησε. Κουνήθηκα στιγμιαία αλλά δυνατά. (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 85 km SW of epicenter) : It woke us up. The dogs were barking. And us I am weighting there was a second one. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 75 km E of epicenter) : Woke me up. Short in duration but definitely felt a shake. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 75 km SW of epicenter) : Felt more like a explosion than shaking this one set my dogs off (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 51 km S of epicenter) : Οριακά επικίνδυνος σεισμός μας ξύπνησε με τρόμο και δεύτερη δονιση (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 50 km S of epicenter) : It was really strong. We all wake up. (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 50 km S of epicenter) : woke me up, strong but short, bed was shaking heavily, noticed sounds of movement from other furniture (reported through EMSC)
Ágioi Theódoroi (Greece, 116 km W of epicenter) : Enough to wake me from my sleep, so definitely felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 116 km W of epicenter) : Very strong shake, I woke up, short duration 3-4 sec (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 116 km W of epicenter) : Strong but it was over very quickly. (reported through EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece, 112 km W of epicenter) : ΣΥΝΤΟΜΟΣ ΔΥΝΑΤΟΣ (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 111 km W of epicenter) : Με ξύπνησε ο θόρυβος (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 111 km W of epicenter) : Short in duration but quite strong to make me wake up! (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 111 km W of epicenter) : Ελαφρό κούνημα για αρκετή ώρα. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 111 km W of epicenter) : Ηράκλειο Κρήτης περιοχή Θερισσου για περίπου 3 δευτερόλεπτα ταλαντευση... (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 111 km W of epicenter) : 3ο πάτωμα, ξύπνησα, χτυπούσε καθρέφτης! (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 111 km W of epicenter) : Έντονα αισθητός, μέτρια διάρκεια, χωρίς θόρυβο (reported through EMSC)
Néa Alikarnassós (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Με ξύπνησε η διάρκεια του. (reported through EMSC)
Néa Alikarnassós (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Κουνημα (reported through EMSC)
Néa Alikarnassós (Greece, 109 km W of epicenter) : Μικρός σε διάρκεια, αρκετά έντονος για να με ξυπνήσει μέσα στη νύχτα. (reported through EMSC)
Skalánion (Greece, 109 km SW of epicenter) : πολύ σύντομος, με μικρό τρέμουλο.... (reported through EMSC)
Kokkíni Cháni (Greece, 101 km W of epicenter) : Ξύπνησα (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 88 km SW of epicenter) : Είχε λίγο κούνημα ... (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 88 km SW of epicenter) : Αθόρυβος σεισμός και αρκετά δυνατός.Κουνηθήκαμε αρκετά. (reported through EMSC)
Sísion (Greece, 81 km SW of epicenter) : Δυνατός σεισμός (reported through EMSC)
Ágios Nikólaos (Greece, 74 km SW of epicenter) : Λίγο αισθητός στον Άγιο Νικόλαο (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 53 km S of epicenter) : Piskokefalo, bonne secousse, cela nous a réveillé. Quelques secondes de tremblement (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 53 km S of epicenter) : Long and noisy (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 53 km S of epicenter) : Piskokefalo, Sitia. Short and sharp, woke me up. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake: 45 km N of Palekastro, Greece, 12 Oct 2020 00:30

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (158 quakes):
  • 19 Oct 2020 07:31 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 04:30 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 04:04 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 03:56 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 03:11 UTC
    | M 1.4 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 02:57 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 00:53 UTC
    | M 1.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 23:29 UTC
    | M 1.3 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 16:42 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 16:22 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
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    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 12:42 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 16 Oct 2020 14:46 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 16 Oct 2020 09:55 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 15 Oct 2020 20:55 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 15 Oct 2020 20:55 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    7.6 km (4.7 mi) depth
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    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 15 Oct 2020 20:48 UTC
    | M 1.5 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • Show all

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