Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 53 km north of Sitia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 6:23 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 53 km north of Sitia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 6:23 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 26 km depth

18 Jan 04:26 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
18 Jan 04:27: Now using data updates from NOA
18 Jan 04:29: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2. Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards WSW.
18 Jan 04:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 26.2 km (from 6.2 to 16.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.8 km (2.3 mi) towards N.
Update Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 04:30
Light tremor of magnitude 4.2 just reported 50 km northeast of Sitia, Greece
4.2 quake 18 Jan 6:23 am (GMT +2)
4.2 quake 18 Jan 6:23 am (GMT +2)
The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Greece near Sitia, Lasithi, Crete, only 7 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Monday 18 January 2021 at 6:23 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might 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 identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Palekastro (pop. 1,100) located 47 km from the epicenter, Sitia (pop. 8,700) 50 km away, Elounda (pop. 2,200) 67 km away, Aghios Nicolaos (pop. 11,400) 73 km away, Karpathos (pop. 2,200) 81 km away, Ierapetra (pop. 12,400) 86 km away, and Kato Gouves (pop. 2,200) 97 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Jan 2021 04:23:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 18 Jan 2021 6:23 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 26.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6497°N / 26.3223°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Santorini (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (31 mi) N of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NE of Elounda (pop: 2,190) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 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!
88 km (55 mi) ENE of Malia (pop: 4,340) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NE of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SSW of Kos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) W of Karpathos Island (pop: 6,570) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) ENE of Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Kasos Island (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 9.9°C (50 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from N
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.326 km52 Km NNE From Sitia, GreeceNOA
M 4.210 kmCRETE, GREECEEMSC
M 4.210 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
M 4.26.1 kmMEDITERRANEAN SEA, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
M 4.610 kmCrete, GreeceUSGS
M 4.210 kmCrete, GreeceNIEP
M 4.110 kmMediterranean Sea, 483 Km N of Marsa Matruh, GreeceENSN
M 4.210 kmPalaikastron / Kreta, GreeceZAMG

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Rethymno / not felt
Rethymno / not felt
Rethymno / not felt
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