Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 51 km north of Sitia, Crete, Greece, on Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 5:46 pm (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 51 km north of Sitia, Crete, Greece, on Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 5:46 pm (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 21 km depth

17 Dec 15:50 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
17 Dec 15:58: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.0. Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards ENE.
17 Dec 16:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SW.
17 Dec 16:21: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 17 Dec 2020 15:46:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 5:46 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6351°N / 26.3187°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NE of Aghios Nicolaos (Agios Nikolaos) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) W of Karpathos (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NE of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ENE of Malia (pop: 4,340) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Kato Gouves (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ENE of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) ENE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (217 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) W of Karpathos Island (pop: 6,570) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Kasos Island (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) ENE of Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.7°C (60 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.121 kmGreeceEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Lecco Italy / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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