Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 34 km northwest of Kreta, Chania, Crete, Greece, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 8:48 pm (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 34 km northwest of Kreta, Chania, Crete, Greece, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 8:48 pm (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 16 km depth

9 Feb 18:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
9 Feb 18:53: Now using data updates from NOA
9 Feb 18:54: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.4.
9 Feb 19:24: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 16.0 km (from 6.2 to 9.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 9 Feb 2021 18:48:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 8:48 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.7491°N / 23.7895°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Milos (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Agia Marina (pop: 2,010) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NNE of Kissamos (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NW of Kreta (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NW of Mouzouras (pop: 1,460) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NW of Neo Chorio (pop: 556) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) N of Paleochora (Chania) (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Perama (pop: 1,660) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NW of Tympaki (Timpaki) (pop: 5,290) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (154 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) WNW of Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) NNW of Gavdos Island (pop: 152) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 15°C (59 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 11 m/s (20 kts) from SW
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.616 km29 Km NW From Khania, GreeceNOA

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Chania (38.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Chania old town / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake : Wondered if it were a tremor or a supersonic boom which caused the shaking.  
Agia marina / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : It was surprisingly strong for such a mild quake, we are in Agia Marina  
Gavalomouri / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
32.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : The house shook quite a bit and woke my son up.  
chania, crete / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Tavronitis Chania, / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / very short : A very heavy noice and short heavy shaking.  
Agia Marina / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Hania, Crete / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Khania Old Town / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Vlites / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
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