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Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - 9 km WSW of Skiáthos, Greece on Saturday, 17 October 2020

Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 9 km WSW of Skiáthos, Greece on Saturday, 17 October 2020
17 Oct 20:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
17 Oct 21:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 3.9. Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.7 mi) towards SSE.
17 Oct 21:01: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: Saturday, 17 October 2020 20:31 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 17 Oct 11:31 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.1182°N / 23.4792°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) S of Skiáthos (pop: 5,200)
13 km (8 mi) SE of Ágios Geórgios Promyríou (pop: 100)
13 km (8 mi) SW of Glóssa (pop: 1000)
128 km (80 mi) N of Athens (pop: 664,000)
176 km (109 mi) SE of Thessaloníki (pop: 354,300)
180 km (112 mi) NE of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 17°C (63 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from W
Primary data source: NOA
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
17 Oct 11:31 pm (GMT +3) (17 Oct 20:31:58 UTC)M 3.8 / 14 km- 9 km WSW of Skiáthos, GreeceNOA
17 Oct 11:31 pm (GMT +3) (17 Oct 20:31:58 UTC)M 3.8 / 14 kmAegean Sea, GreeceEMSC
Sat, 17 Oct 20:31 UTCM 3.9 / 10 kmAegean Sea, GreeceGFZ
Sat, 17 Oct 20:31 UTCM 4.0 / 10 km9 Km WSW of Skiáthos, GreeceUSGS

User reports for this quake (28)

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Palio Klima (13.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Platania (16.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
22.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
potistika (23.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : very short like a explosion bump
Chorto (24.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
5.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Only one short shaking.
Skiathos-Agia Paraskevi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Like big explosion-some pencils rolling down the table
Χόρτο / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Athens / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Melanie, Pelion / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Skiathos-Agia Paraskevi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Like big explosion-some pencils rolling down the table
Skopelos, glossa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Skiathos / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very short but strong tremble
Skopelos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Milina / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short
Skiáthos (Greece, 7 km N of epicenter) : It was Strong enough and I saw the lights to shake. | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Néa Ionía (Greece, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Βόλος. Σύντομος. Μικρής έντασης. (reported through EMSC)
Volos (Greece, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Διάρκεια 3 δευτερόλεπτα. (reported through EMSC)
Volos (Greece, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Στην αρχή μικρός και μετά δυνάμωσε και μετά εξασθενησε. Η διάρκεια όλη ήταν 5"-7" (reported through EMSC)
Skiáthos (Greece, 5 km N of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός (reported through EMSC)
Orfánio (Greece, 188 km N of epicenter) : Isha shtrir e lujti krevati (reported through EMSC)
Polýgyros (Greece, 140 km NW of epicenter) : Ελάχιστα αισθητός! (reported through EMSC)
Volos (Greece, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it in Volos. (reported through EMSC)
Volos (Greece, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Με αυξανόμενη ένταση. Διάρκεια 5" - 7" . Αρκετά αισθητός (reported through EMSC)
Zagorá (Greece, 50 km NW of epicenter) : 3 με 5 δευτερόλεπτα με κίνηση κάθετη. Αρκετά αισθητός στο Πήλιο (reported through EMSC)
Agía Ánna (Greece, 27 km S of epicenter) : A fraction of a second (reported through EMSC)
Agía Ánna (Greece, 27 km S of epicenter) : A suden rattle with minor sound. No more than 4 sec of duration. (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - 9 km WSW of Skiáthos, Greece on Saturday, 17 October 2020
    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
    |
    775km / 482mi
    | Romania
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    349km / 217mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    574km / 357mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    830km / 516mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
    94km / 58mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    787km / 489mi
    | Romania
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    881km / 548mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    650km / 404mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    43km / 27mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    549km / 341mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    376km / 234mi
    | Western Turkey
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