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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 34 km southwest of Rethymno, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3:05 am (GMT +3) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 34 km southwest of Rethymno, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3:05 am (GMT +3) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 34 km southwest of Rethymno, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3:05 am (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 May 00:08 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
25 May 00:10: Now using data updates from NOA
25 May 00:12: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 2.9. Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.6 mi) towards SSE.
25 May 00:17: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 9.5 km (from 3.1 to 5.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.5 km (5.9 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 25, 2022 00:05:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3:05 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth9.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.0926°N / 24.3224°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode35.093°S / 155.678°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceNOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Nearest volcanoSantorini (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) SSW of Souda (pop: 81) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of Spilion (Spili) (pop: 710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) S of Georgiopoli (pop: 2,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) W of Agia Galini (Rethymno) (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Kalyves (pop: 1,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SW of Perama (pop: 1,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
326 km (203 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NE of Gavdos Island (pop: 152) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (49 mi) WSW of Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 20.3°C (69 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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
3.09.5 kmGreece: 13 Km SSW From Plakias RethymnoNOA
3.010 kmCRETE, GREECEEMSC
3.00.1 kmCrete, GreeceRaspberryShake
2.82 kmGreece: GIRIT ADASI (MEDITERRANEAN SEA)KOERI-RETMC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Elmali-ANTALYA (ELL/KO network) | Distance from quake: 536 km / 333 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 (6)

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Frangocastello (15 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : 2 kurze Erschütterungen (leichte Abrutschbewegung) im Abstand von ca. 5-10 sec, begleitet von leisem tiefem Brummen  
Frangokastello / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I woke at 03.04 and then very shortly afterwards I am heard a deep rumbling with an almost immediate vibration movement. I am not sure if I woke just before due to an earlier tremor or not?  
Frangokastello / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I woke at 03.04 and then very shortly afterwards I am heard a deep rumbling with an almost immediate vibration movement. I am not sure if I woke just before due to an earlier tremor or not?  
Κουφη (13.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Frangokastelko (12.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Woke up from the vibration of the cupboard - was on the second floor  
Santorini / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Tintinnio degli appendiabiti  

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