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Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 44 Km ENE of Thessaloníki, Greece, on 14 Oct 6:57 am (GMT +3)

Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake  - 44 Km ENE of Thessaloníki, Greece, on 14 Oct 6:57 am (GMT +3)
14 Oct 04:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
14 Oct 04:04: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 10.0 km (from 9.3 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.2 km (6.4 mi) towards NNW.
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14 Oct 05:01: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 2020-10-14 03:57:20 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 14 Oct 6:57 am (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.7693°N / 23.4311°E (Greece)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NE of Askós (pop: 1,400)
8 km (5 mi) SE of Sochós (pop: 2,700)
14 km (8 mi) NW of Aréthousa (pop: 900)
44 km (28 mi) NE of Thessaloníki (pop: 354,300)
189 km (117 mi) SW of Plovdiv (pop: 340,500)
311 km (193 mi) N of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 13.2°C (56 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: NOA
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 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
2020-10-14 03:57:20 UTC
14 Oct 6:57 am (GMT +3)
M 3.5 / 6 km44 Km ENE of Thessaloníki, GreeceNOA
2020-10-14 03:57:16 UTCM 3.8 / 13.2 km14 Km NNE of Thessaloníki, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
2020-10-14 03:57:20 UTC
14 Oct 6:57 am (GMT +3)
M 3.5 / 2 km49 Km E of Thessaloníki, GreeceEMSC
2020-10-14 03:57:00 UTC
14 Oct 2020 06:57
M 3.5 / 6 kmNigrita / Griechenland, GreeceZAMG

User reports for this quake (10)

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Thessaloniki (43.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Thessaloniki (43.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Thessaloniki / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Short shaking of the bed
Kalokastro, Serres, Greece / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ampelókipoi (Greece, 45 km W of epicenter) : Δεν αισθάνθηκα τίποτα (reported through EMSC)
Stavroúpoli (Greece, 43 km W of epicenter) : Ένα δεύτερο, οριζοντιος,3ο οροφο,καθιστός σε καρέκλα (reported through EMSC)
Stavroúpoli (Greece, 43 km W of epicenter) : Ένα δεύτερο, οριζόντια κίνηση (reported through EMSC)
Triandría (Greece, 42 km SW of epicenter) : A very light shake. (reported through EMSC)
Chortiátis (Greece, 33 km SW of epicenter) : Αν και δεν ηταν δυνατός, με σήκωσε απ´ το κρεββάτι. (reported through EMSC)
Kolchikón (Greece, 23 km W of epicenter) : Drakontio elafri kounima (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 44 Km ENE of Thessaloníki, Greece, on 14 Oct 6:57 am (GMT +3)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 10 Nov 1940 01:39
    | 7.8 |
    90km / 56mi
    |
    80 years ago
    |
    605km / 376mi
    | Romania
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    506km / 315mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    542km / 337mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    805km / 500mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
    94km / 58mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    618km / 384mi
    | Romania
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    852km / 529mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    621km / 386mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    190km / 118mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    667km / 415mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    363km / 225mi
    | Western Turkey
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