Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 117 km southeast of Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 12:16 am (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 117 km southeast of Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 12:16 am (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 24 km depth

5 Nov 22:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
5 Nov 22:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 4.4 km (2.8 mi) towards S.
5 Nov 22:26: Now using data updates from NOA
Update Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 22:24
Light magnitude 4.8 quake hits 117 km southeast of Thessaloníki, Greece after midnight
4.8 quake 23 km SE of Néos Marmarás, Greece, 6 Nov 12.16 am (GMT +2)
4.8 quake 23 km SE of Néos Marmarás, Greece, 6 Nov 12.16 am (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred after midnight on Friday 6 November 2020 at 12.16 am local time near the village of Pórto Koufó, Greece, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The magnitude, exact location of the epicenter, and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage. Based on preliminary calculations, moderate shaking probably occurred in Pórto Koufó (pop. 100) located 5 km from the epicenter, Toróni (pop. 200) 7 km away, and Sykiá (pop. 1,900) 12 km away.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Sárti (pop. 1,200) located 18 km from the epicenter, Néos Marmarás (pop. 3,200) 23 km away, Volos (pop. 86,000) 107 km away, Kalamariá (pop. 91,600) 112 km away, and Thessaloníki (pop. 354,300) 117 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Nov 2020 22:16:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 6 Nov 2020 12:16 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.9394°N / 23.9479°E (Chalkidiki, Central Macedonia, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) SE of Koufos (pop: 110) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) S of Sykia (pop: 1,900) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SE of Neos Marmaras (pop: 3,160) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) E of Pefkochori (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Afytos (pop: 1,270) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) S of Ierissos (Chalkidikí) (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SE of Polygyros (Poligiros) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) ESE of Nea Moudania (pop: 9,340) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) SE of Thessaloniki (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) N of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 16.3°C (61 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from NE
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.424 km- 13 km SSE of Sykiá, GreeceNOA
4.624 kmAEGEAN SEA, GreeceEMSC
4.616 kmYUNANISTAN, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
4.510 kmGreeceGFZ
4.910 km13 Km SSE of Sykiá, GreeceUSGS
4.910 kmSikia / Ägäis, GreeceZAMG

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Pefkohori / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Different experience compare to my last one in MEX couple years ago. As there is no noise where I live, I was smoking a cigarette outside and I hear something like a Air Force plane(usually we have F16 here) but then I thought it might be a subwoofer from somewhere and after two seconds I felt the shake and vibration. In Never consider that you can hear the earthquake first.  
Limenas Thasou, Kavala, East Macedonia and Thrace (108.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sykia, Chalkidikí, Central Macedonia (10.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
near Neos Marmaras, Chalkidikí, Central Macedonia (37.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake
Nikiti (39 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Nea Peramos Kavala (97.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Kavala  
Pefkochori, Chalkidikí, Central Macedonia (30.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Pefkohori / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Short but hard with 4 shakes | One user found this interesting.  
kavala / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Sykia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Es war deutlich zu spüren, es gab aber keine Schäden.  
Toroni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Neos Marmaras / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
Kalamitsi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Es war gefühlt viel stärker als sonst. Wir sind uns Freie gelaufen  
Sykia, halkidiki / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Néos Marmarás (Greece, 25 km NW of epicenter) : Short but strong! | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 119 km N of epicenter) : It felt like a horizontal shaking for few seconds >5 sec. Was not scary, it was light one. No any damages. Was lying in bed in my caravan - felt like someone was just gently pushing it on the one side. No major concerns about it. (reported through EMSC)  
Slivnitsa (Bulgaria, 332 km NW of epicenter) : Не се усети в Сливница. (reported through EMSC)  
Radomir (Bulgaria, 301 km NW of epicenter) : Its low earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 319 km SE of epicenter) : hissettik (reported through EMSC)  
Pirok (Republic of North Macedonia, 337 km NW of epicenter) : Malo (reported through EMSC)  
Rakovski (Bulgaria, 272 km N of epicenter) : I feel realy light. (reported through EMSC)  
Karabağlar (Turkey, 326 km SE of epicenter) : La bebeler deprem yeterince sallıyor, siz sallamayın bari. Artvin’den nasıl hissettin bre dingil ! (reported through EMSC)  
Bayraklı (Turkey, 322 km SE of epicenter) : hope no damage or anything my fellow aegean hellas fellas. from izmir. (reported through EMSC)  
Urla (Turkey, 302 km SE of epicenter) : Tuvaletteydim, Sıçırttı. (reported through EMSC)  
Edirne (Turkey, 293 km NE of epicenter) : I'm tired of this shit. Hope everyone is okay (reported through EMSC)  
Ampelókipoi (Greece, 118 km NW of epicenter) : Με ειδοποίησε μια φίλη (reported through EMSC)  
Polýgyros (Greece, 65 km NW of epicenter) : I didn't feel anything. (reported through EMSC)  
Sykiá (Greece, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Es war ein lautes Grollen. Und dann hat es ganz schön gerüttelt. Unheimlich. (reported through EMSC)  
Karabağlar (Turkey, 326 km SE of epicenter) : ulan 440 küsür km den sen nasıl sallandın amk at yalanı (reported through EMSC)  
Menemen (Turkey, 307 km SE of epicenter) : Abi ordan burdan nasi salladi demeyin fena salladi yine (reported through EMSC)  
Ayvalık (Turkey, 245 km E of epicenter) : Ayvalıktayım hissetmedik (reported through EMSC)  
Larissa (Greece, 136 km W of epicenter) : Αισθητός μικρής διάρκειας (reported through EMSC)  
Néa Alikarnassós (Greece, 522 km S of epicenter) : Felt it from Crete (reported through EMSC)  
Şişli (Turkey, 445 km E of epicenter) : Istanbul Etiler. Cok hafif salladi. Belli belirsiz. (reported through EMSC)  
Bodrum (Turkey, 443 km SE of epicenter) : Not felt - Bodrum Turkey (reported through EMSC)  
Istanbul (Turkey, 441 km E of epicenter) : Merter hafif titreme sallanma oldu. (reported through EMSC)  
Beylikdüzü (Turkey, 414 km E of epicenter) : hissedilmedi (reported through EMSC)  
Durrës (Albania, 410 km W of epicenter) : Stay safe (reported through EMSC)  
Shijak (Albania, 402 km W of epicenter) : Albania (reported through EMSC)  
Vlorë (Albania, 385 km W of epicenter) : Greece is Albania (reported through EMSC)  
Davutlar (Turkey, 380 km SE of epicenter) : Bunu da hissetmiş olamam artık... (reported through EMSC)  
Samos (Greece, 358 km SE of epicenter) : Felt it in Samos (reported through EMSC)  
Torbalı (Turkey, 356 km SE of epicenter) : kısa sürdü, hissettirdi (reported through EMSC)  
Torbalı (Turkey, 356 km SE of epicenter) : Salladı geçti.. (reported through EMSC)  
Kemalpaşa (Turkey, 343 km SE of epicenter) : Şiddet haritasında Türkiyeden hissedilmedi. (reported through EMSC)  
Néon Karlovásion (Greece, 338 km SE of epicenter) : Megalos seismos (reported through EMSC)  
Manisa (Turkey, 334 km SE of epicenter) : Manisa’da hissedilmedi. (reported through EMSC)  
Menderes (Turkey, 333 km SE of epicenter) : hissetmedik (reported through EMSC)  
Gaziemir (Turkey, 328 km SE of epicenter) : Amk gaziemirde hissedilmedi karşıyaka ne alaka. Her boka salladı yazmayın (reported through EMSC)  
Bornova (Turkey, 327 km SE of epicenter) : Hissedilmedi. (Didn’t feel) (reported through EMSC)  
Karabağlar (Turkey, 326 km SE of epicenter) : Salladı manyak olduk iyice mk (reported through EMSC)  
Karabağlar (Turkey, 326 km SE of epicenter) : Güzelyalı 300 km öteden nasıl sallandı şaşırtıcı (reported through EMSC)  
Karabağlar (Turkey, 326 km SE of epicenter) : Hiçbir şey hissetmedim ama büyük depremmiş wow (reported through EMSC)  
Izmir (Turkey, 324 km SE of epicenter) : Istanbuldaki arkadaş osuruğundan korkmus galiba (reported through EMSC)  
Izmir (Turkey, 324 km SE of epicenter) : Hissetmedik (reported through EMSC)  
Izmir (Turkey, 324 km SE of epicenter) : Milletimiz az daha zorlarsa artvinden bile hissedebilir. Bu ne ya 400 km mesafe var hafif salladı diyor (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 319 km SE of epicenter) : Salladı (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 319 km SE of epicenter) : Slightly felt in Izmir (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 319 km SE of epicenter) : 8. kattayım rüzgarın da etkisiyle gidip geliyorum (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 319 km SE of epicenter) : Karşıyaka 300 km öteden seni nasıl salladı amk (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 319 km SE of epicenter) : Bizim hissettiğimiz bir sonraki arkadaşlar oraya gelin (reported through EMSC)  
Sofia (Bulgaria, 311 km NW of epicenter) : felt in Sofia (reported through EMSC)  
Sofia (Bulgaria, 311 km NW of epicenter) : В София се усети... (reported through EMSC)  
(Turkey, 253 km E of epicenter) : Yattığım için hissettim.Sadece tık dedi vurdu sallamadı.Uyuyan ve dikkatli olmayan hissedemezdi. (reported through EMSC)  
Küçükkuyu (Turkey, 232 km E of epicenter) : Var yok arası (reported through EMSC)  
Thessaloniki (Greece, 116 km NW of epicenter) : Δεν καταλάβαμε τίποτα και καθόμασταν στον καναπέ μονο ειδοποιήση μου ήρθε στο κινητό (reported through EMSC)  
Péfka (Greece, 114 km NW of epicenter) : Θεσσαλονίκη Πεύκα καθόλου αισθητός (reported through EMSC)  
Kalamariá (Greece, 111 km NW of epicenter) : Θεσσαλονίκη, Ντεπο, 6ος όροφοςδεν αισθανθήκαμε τίποτα, (reported through EMSC)  
Polýgyros (Greece, 65 km NW of epicenter) : Έντονη δόνηση 10 δευτερολέπτων στον Πολύγυρο στον δεύτερο όροφο! (reported through EMSC)  
Polýgyros (Greece, 65 km NW of epicenter) : Brief but felt strong (reported through EMSC)  
Ormýlia (Greece, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Felt in Psakoudia, Sithonia (reported through EMSC)  
Áfytos (Greece, 47 km W of epicenter) : Felt it in Afytos (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 40 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός (reported through EMSC)  
Políkhronon (Greece, 37 km W of epicenter) : Έντονο βουητό με ελαφρύ κούνημα (reported through EMSC)  
Pefkochóri (Greece, 29 km W of epicenter) : Short but we felt in Pefkohori! (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Bref mais puissant avec vibrations et grondement. (reported through EMSC)  
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