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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 48 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece, on 12 Oct 5:38 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 2 hours and 8 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.1 earthquake  - 48 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece, on 12 Oct 5:38 am (GMT +3)
12 Oct 02:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
12 Oct 02:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards E.
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12 Oct 02:51: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 2020-10-12 02:38:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 5:38 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6122°N / 26.2921°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,100)
48 km (30 mi) NE of Sitia (pop: 8,700)
60 km (37 mi) NE of Vrouchás (pop: 100)
109 km (68 mi) NE of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
196 km (122 mi) SW of Ródos (pop: 56,100)
349 km (217 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.8°C (73 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SSE
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

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 02:38:53 UTC
12 Oct 5:38 am (GMT +3)
M 4.1 / 19 km48 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceNOA
2020-10-12 02:38:52 UTCM 3.9 / 11.2 kmMediterranean Sea, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
2020-10-12 02:38:53 UTC
12 Oct 5:38 am (GMT +3)
M 4.1 / 2 km50 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceEMSC

User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
82.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
87.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Heraklion Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Agios Nikolaos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Anissaras / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Stalis / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 48 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece, on 12 Oct 5:38 am (GMT +3)

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