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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 26 km southeast of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 8:35 am (GMT +3) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 26 km southeast of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 8:35 am (GMT +3) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 26 km southeast of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 8:35 am (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 14 km depth

18 May 05:38 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
18 May 05:39: Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
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18 May 05:51: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 13.6 km (from 3.1 to 8.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4 km (2.5 mi) towards NE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 18, 2022 05:35:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 18, 2022 at 8:35 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth13.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.1411°N / 25.3185°E (Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete, Greece)
Antipode35.141°S / 154.682°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceNOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Nearest volcanoSantorini (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) E of Arkalochori (pop: 3,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) SE of Ano Archanes (pop: 3,910) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SW of Malia (pop: 4,340) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SE of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SE of Gazi (pop: 12,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) W of Agios Nikolaos (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
347 km (215 mi) SSE of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 20.5°C (69 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.514 kmGreece: 5 Km E From ArkalochoriNOA
3.62 kmCRETE, GREECEEMSC
3.61.9 kmCrete, GreeceRaspberryShake
3.45 kmGreece: GIRIT ADASI (MEDITERRANEAN SEA)KOERI-RETMC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Elmali-ANTALYA (ELL/KO network) | Distance from quake: 450 km / 280 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Elmali-ANTALYA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

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Arkalohori Heraklion Kreta / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : das ganze Haus hat gewackelt  
Limenas Chersonisou / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s

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