Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 43 km south of Nisida Trachilos Island, Kreta, Greece, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 9:57 pm (GMT +2) -

Mag. 2.9 earthquake  - Eastern Mediterranean, 43 km south of Nisida Trachilos Island, Kreta, Greece, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 9:57 pm (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 12 km depth

13 Jan 20:03 UTC: First to report: NOA after 5 minutes.
13 Jan 22:16: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 12.3 km (from 6.2 to 7.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.8 km (3.6 mi) towards SSW.
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Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 19:57:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 9:57 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 12.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.5309°N / 26.1063°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) S of Kalo Nero (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSE of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) S of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) S of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSE of Aghios Nicolaos (Agios Nikolaos) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) SE of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ESE of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) ESE of Chania (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) SSE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SE of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) S of Nisida Trachilos Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 14.4°C (58 F), humidity: 49%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.912 km59 Km SE From Ierapetra, GreeceNOA

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 43 km south of Nisida Trachilos Island, Kreta, Greece, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 9:57 pm (GMT +2)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    65 years ago
    |
    238km / 148mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 09 Feb 1948 12:58
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    155km / 96mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 02 May 2020 12:51
    | 6.6 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    37 weeks ago
    |
    44km / 27mi
    | Crete, Greece
  • 01 Jul 2009 09:30
    | 6.4 |
    19km / 11.8mi
    |
    12 years ago
    |
    71km / 44mi
    | Crete, Greece
  • 11 Aug 1922 08:19
    | 6.3 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    99 years ago
    |
    110km / 68mi
    | Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Greece)
  • 22 Jan 2002 04:53
    | 6.2 |
    88km / 55mi
    |
    19 years ago
    |
    148km / 92mi
    | Crete, Greece
  • 16 Apr 2015 18:07
    | 6.1 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    6 years ago
    |
    102km / 63mi
    | Crete, Greece
  • 12 Jun 1969 15:13
    | 6.1 |
    22km / 14mi
    |
    52 years ago
    |
    87km / 54mi
    | Crete, Greece
  • 14 May 1959 06:37
    | 6.1 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    62 years ago
    |
    149km / 93mi
    | Crete, Greece
  • 30 Jul 1956 09:15
    | 6.1 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    65 years ago
    |
    139km / 86mi
    | Crete, Greece
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