Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 50 km northeast of Sitia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Saturday, 9 Jan 2021 6:33 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 50 km northeast of Sitia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Saturday, 9 Jan 2021 6:33 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 24 km depth

9 Jan 04:39 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
9 Jan 04:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 2.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SW.
9 Jan 04:49: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 20.0 km (from 1.2 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards SE.
9 Jan 04:52: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 9 Jan 2021 04:33:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 9 Jan 2021 6:33 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6195°N / 26.3287°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NE of Elounda (pop: 2,190) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NE of Aghios Nicolaos (Agios Nikolaos) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Karpathos (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 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 (61 mi) ENE of Kato Gouves (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) ENE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) W of Karpathos Island (pop: 6,570) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) ENE of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WNW of Kasos Island (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 17.4°C (63 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from S
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 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.
4.024 kmGreeceNOA
4.010 kmGreeceEMSC
4.310 km42 Km N of Palekastro, GreeceUSGS
4.210 kmMediterranean Sea, 493 Km N of Marsa Matruh, GreeceENSN

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