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Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Mediterranean Sea, Greece, on 12 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +3)

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake  - Mediterranean Sea, Greece, on 12 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +3)
12 Oct 03:39 UTC: First to report: KOERI-RETMC after 18 minutes.
Date & time: 2020-10-12 03:20:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 2.1
Depth: 10.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6948°N / 26.2587°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,100)
56 km (35 mi) NE of Sitia (pop: 8,700)
63 km (39 mi) NE of Vrouchás (pop: 100)
109 km (68 mi) NE of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Ródos (pop: 56,100)
340 km (211 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.8°C (73 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: KOERI-RETMC
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-12 03:20:45 UTC
12 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +3)
M 2.1 / 10.7 kmMediterranean Sea, GreeceKOERI-RETMC

User reports for this quake (5)

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At magnitude 2.1, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.
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Anissa Beach & Village Hotel, Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The doule bed shook in a horizontal direction. I first thought my wife would have cramps or just moving to get going in the morning but she thought it was me who moved. I did not see any other movement, but I felt the bed move.
Gouves / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A little shake in the morning
Chersonissos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Anissaras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s

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Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Mediterranean Sea, Greece, on 12 Oct 6:20 am (GMT +3)

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