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Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Kreta, 13 km east of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Kreta, 13 km east of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +2) Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - Kreta, 13 km east of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 22 km depth

17 Jan 14:16 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
17 Jan 14:20: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.6 to 13.3 km (from 10.3 to 8.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards ESE.
17 Jan 14:21: Now using data updates from NOA
17 Jan 14:29: Magnitude recalculated from 2.7 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 22.3 km (from 3.1 to 13.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 17, 2022 14:14:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jan 17, 2022 at 4:14 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.8
Depth22.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.2885°N / 25.2782°E (Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete, Greece)
Antipode35.289°S / 154.722°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceNOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Nearest volcanoSantorini (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) ESE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
330 km (205 mi) SSE of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 11.1°C (52 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts)
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.822 kmGreece: 14 Km ESE From IraklionNOA
2.722 kmCrete, GreeceRaspberryShake
2.630 kmGreece: GIRIT ADASI (MEDITERRANEAN SEA)KOERI-RETMC
2.722 kmCRETE, GREECEEMSC

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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