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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 34 km N of Palekastro, Greece, on 12 Oct 3:44 am (GMT +3)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.1 quake 45 km N of Palekastro, Greece, 12 Oct 3:30 am (GMT +3), which had occurred 14 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 34 km N of Palekastro, Greece, on 12 Oct 3:44 am (GMT +3)
12 Oct 00:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
12 Oct 00:50: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 4.4 km (2.8 mi) towards S.
12 Oct 01:22: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 2020-10-12 12:44:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 3:44 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6003°N / 26.3168°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,100)
48 km (30 mi) NE of Sitia (pop: 8,700)
58 km (36 mi) NW of Agía Marína (pop: 400)
111 km (69 mi) NE of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Ródos (pop: 56,100)
352 km (219 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.9°C (73 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSE
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-12 00:44:26 UTC
12 Oct 3:44 am (GMT +3)
M 4.4 / 27 km34 km N of Palekastro, GreeceNOA
2020-10-12 00:44:26 UTCM 4.2 / 20 km48 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceEMSC
2020-10-12 00:44:24 UTCM 4.2 / 11.4 kmMediterranean Sea, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
2020-10-12 00:44:25 UTCM 4.2 / 10 km34 Km N of Palekastro, GreeceUSGS
2020-10-12 00:44:25 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km42 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceGFZ

User reports for this quake (21)

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Ierapetra (83.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Malia (84.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Woke up because my bed Was shaking. Door made noises.
Analipis (92.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Palaiokastro (45 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Elounda / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Feeling the bed shaked. Thought it was my wife... Nothing scary.
analipsi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Chersonissos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malia, Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Irapetra, crete / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sitia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s
Iraklion / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Irákleion (Greece, 111 km W of epicenter) : Slightly felt, mainly because I was woken up by the previous one, 15 minutes earlier. (reported through EMSC)
Kokkíni Cháni (Greece, 101 km W of epicenter) : Strong shake lasted a couple of seconds (reported through EMSC)
Ágioi Theódoroi (Greece, 113 km W of epicenter) : Τον αισθάνθηκα ελάχιστα σε σχέση με τον προηγούμενο αλλά τα σκυλιά γαυγιζαν πάλι. (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 83 km SW of epicenter) : έτσι θα το πάμε απόψε ; (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 83 km SW of epicenter) : It was smaller than the previous one but it was felt. (reported through EMSC)
Ierápetra (Greece, 83 km SW of epicenter) : We felt it less than theprevious. The dog stud up in steady mode as it was waiting to see if it was getting stronger (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 73 km SW of epicenter) : Dogs mad no reaction to this one but the one before they went crazy (reported through EMSC)
Ágios Nikólaos (Greece, 70 km SW of epicenter) : Lets dance ... (reported through EMSC)
Κοινότητα Σητείας (Greece, 48 km S of epicenter) : Μικρότερης διάρκειας και έντασης από τον προ ολίγων λεπτών σεισμό (reported through EMSC)
Sitia (Greece, 48 km S of epicenter) : small barely noticeable and very short (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 34 km N of Palekastro, Greece, on 12 Oct 3:44 am (GMT +3)

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