Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 10.8 km north of Samos, North Aegean, Greece, on Saturday, 26 Dec 2020 12:06 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 10.8 km north of Samos, North Aegean, Greece, on Saturday, 26 Dec 2020 12:06 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

25 Dec 22:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
25 Dec 22:11: Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards WSW.
25 Dec 22:14: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.3. Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards E.
25 Dec 22:40: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.8 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 25 Dec 2020 22:06:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 26 Dec 2020 12:06 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.85°N / 26.96°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Akyarlar (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNW of Asprochorti (pop: 11) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NNE of Chora (pop: 1,220) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) ENE of Karlovasi (pop: 6,710) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Özdere (Turkey) (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) W of Kusadasi (Turkey) (pop: 63,200) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) WSW of Selçuk (Turkey) (pop: 29,100) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) WNW of Söke (Turkey) (pop: 68,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SW of Torbalı (Turkey) (pop: 50,300) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SE of Chios (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) E of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) N of Agathonisi Island (pop: 150) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 16°C (61 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from S
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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