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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 49 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece, on 12 Oct 11:53 am (GMT +3)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.2 quake 48 Km N of Palekastro, Greece, 12 Oct 7:11 am (GMT +3), which had occurred 5 hours earlier.
Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake  - 49 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece, on 12 Oct 11:53 am (GMT +3)
12 Oct 08:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
12 Oct 09:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 2.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.2 mi).
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12 Oct 09:11: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 2020-10-12 08:53:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 11:53 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6277°N / 26.2747°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,100)
49 km (31 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)
347 km (216 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: NOA
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 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 08:53:19 UTC
12 Oct 11:53 am (GMT +3)
M 3.9 / 6 km49 Km NNE of Sitia, GreeceNOA
2020-10-12 08:53:19 UTCM 3.8 / 7.5 kmGirit Adasi (mediterranean Sea), GreeceKOERI-RETMC
2020-10-12 08:53:20 UTC
12 Oct 11:53 am (GMT +3)
M 3.9 / 10 km47 Km N of Sitia, GreeceEMSC

User reports for this quake (8)

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Perissa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was really scared. Felt very shaky
Iraklion / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limenas Chernisou / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Iraklion / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Analipsis / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake
Perissa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was really scared. Felt very shaky
Ágioi Theódoroi (Greece, 112 km W of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ και γρήγορο κούνημα. (reported through EMSC)
Irákleion (Greece, 108 km W of epicenter) : Μικρή δονηση και ελαφρύ κούνημα. (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.9 earthquake - 49 Km NNE of Sitia, Greece, on 12 Oct 11:53 am (GMT +3)

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