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Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 49 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece on Monday, 12 October 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.2 quake: 48 Km N of Palekastro, Greece, 12 Oct 2020 04:11, which had occurred 41 minutes earlier.
Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake  - 49 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece on Monday, 12 October 2020
12 Oct 04:55 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
12 Oct 05:05: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 8.0 km (from 3.1 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SW.
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12 Oct 11:14: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km (from 6.2 to 8.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: Monday, 12 October 2020 04:51 UTC
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.62°N / 26.28°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (116 km / 72 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,100)
49 km (30 mi) NE of Sitia (pop: 8,700)
60 km (37 mi) NE of Vrouchás (pop: 100)
108 km (67 mi) NE of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
197 km (122 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 22.9°C (73 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 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
Mon, 12 Oct 04:51 UTCM 3.1 / 13 km49 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceEMSC
Mon, 12 Oct 04:51 UTCM 3.1 / 6.9 kmMediterranean Sea, GreeceKOERI-RETMC

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
75.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Kato Gouves / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Sitia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - 49 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece on Monday, 12 October 2020
 

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