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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 30km W of Platanos, Greece on Saturday, 12 October 2013

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 40 Km S from Andikithira on Saturday, 12 October 2013

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 40 Km S from Andikithira on Saturday, 12 October 2013
Date & time: Sat, 12 Oct 13:11:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 65.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.5042°N / 23.2773°E (Grèce)
Nearest volcano: Milos (164 km)
Primary data source: NOA_HL
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 12 Oct 2013
Sat, 12 Oct 13:11 UTCM 6.4 / 47 kmCRETE, GREECEEMSC
Sat, 12 Oct 13:11 UTCM 6.4 / 36 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
Sat, 12 Oct 13:11 UTCM 6.4 / 36.2 km30km W of Platanos, GreeceUSGS
Sat, 12 Oct 13:11 UTCM 6.3 / 1 kmYUNANISTANBogazici Uni.
Sat, 12 Oct 13:11 UTCM 6.4 / 36 kmW of Platanos, GreeceGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Atlantic Caldera Creta Paradise Gerani Crete (55 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was sitting by the pool when my chair started shaking. My wife was asleep on a sun bed by the pool and thought I was shaking her chair to wake her up. I got the last few seconds on my iPhone and uploaded it to YouTube.
platanias / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Chania, Crete (67.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was on the harbourfront inside the old mosque. At first I thought I was dehydrated and my legs were shaking, then it felt like a couple of big waves were moving the ground. It lasted 40-50 secs. No panic but waiters told people to leave the restaurants. We saw no visible damage in Chania centre.
Hania, Crete, Crete (67.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Athens, Pankrati / not felt
Georgioupolis (93 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sat at the computer and my chair started to wobble. My wife was asleep on the sofa and was woken by the shaking. We went outside and the pool water was slopping over the sides. No damage.
Rethymnon / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mirthios (South-Crete) / MMI IV (Light shaking): First thought I'm dizzy. I felt the earthquake for aprox. 20 seconds. My house was light shaking.
Gavalachori (85.4 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Moved the chairs we were sitting on, they shook from side to side
Rethymno / MMI IV (Light shaking): my balls were shaking
Chania / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
kalives / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Just felt really strong quake in kalives crete, the swimming pool at our villa overflowed into the garden.
cairo/ egypt / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rethimno (110.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): at the Beach. maybe 30 seconds of minimal shaking. everyone noticed it.
Anidri, near Paleochora, Crete (48.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): First noticed the feeling of things 'shaking' as if being pushed by someone, then deep rumbling sound and the walls were visibly moving. The dogs was wakened and quickly on his feet, looking scared.
anisatas/hersonissos (191.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): weak shaking near the swimmingpool. water in the pool moved at the border a few centimeters.
Chania (66.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
agia marina (58.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): People a little shocked. Quite strong where we were sitting by the pool at atlantica caldera village.
agia galini / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Cairo, Egypt / MMI II (Very weak shaking): My daughter and I felt vibrations on the 4th floor of our villa in Mohandaseen (Cairo, Egypt)...It made bed vibrate and crystals in the chandelier giggle slightly. No damage and my son who was walking up the stairs felt nothing.
Athens Greece (284.4 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Heraklion, Crete / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt it while sitting on the beach near Amoudara. Shaking was moderate but almost one minute long.
HERAKLIO / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
ano liosia ,attika,greece (289.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): felt only orizontal shaking
Kampia, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was upstairs resting on my bed when I felt the bed move considerably as if something underneath was pushing it up and then shaking it for about 20 secs. This was in Kampia, Apokoronas, Crete.
cairo - Egypt / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Falassarna / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Alexandria (783.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
kolymbari / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Giogioupolis, Crete / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Quite strong on groundfloor, felt like slow swinging rocking chair; people in hotel report cupboards flying open (upper floor); cars shaking in the streets
Kaliviani, Kissamos, Crete / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Athens / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rethimno (113.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
kalyves (81.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Alexandria, Egypt (780.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Alexandria,egypt / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Almyrida (83.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Plakias / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
stavros, akrotiri, chania, crete, greece / MMI IV (Light shaking): First one I have felt since Toronto on Jan 1, 2000. Felt like it lasted a while. Cats outside didn't budge, though!
Kamari Santorin / MMI II (Very weak shaking): For 30 sec. we felt a little shaking on the groundfloor. Our place was santorin kamari near the beach.
Limenas chersonisous / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Georgopolis (90.4 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
chania / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
chania / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
athens, greece / MMI VI (Strong shaking): on 7th floor in Athens, we felt the earthquake until it ends. I bet it was very strong for Cretan people.
Gouves, Kreta / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I'm lying on the pool and all over sudden we had waves and the umbrellas and chairs where shaking.
Atipopolous (107.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sittimg outside on the chair near swimmingpool and for about 15 sek i feel shaking
alexandria, egypt (780 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rethymno (112.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Hotel was shaking. First thought a truck did hit the building :-)
Cairo / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
oia, santorini (216.7 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Heraklion (164.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
cairo egypt / MMI IV (Light shaking)
loutraki (211 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): quite moderate shaking,living on 5th floor. but have felt it many times like this before
المحموديه / البحيرة (780.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): My locations : El Mahmoudeya City El Behera Gov.
Sougia (Greece) (57 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Four individuals in the party, two felt the quake, two did not. the two who felt the quake were close together, the other two who did not feel the quake were also together, but were ten meters distant from the two who felt the quake. The two who felt the quake noted the car also swayed a bit. We were on a road 1,500 meters above sea level and at a roadside spring. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I thought it was me going dizzy as it was hot as hell all day and I needed to drink water, i was up a step ladder working, the ladder was perched in the bath which had a sloping base so the whole job was unstable even before the earthquake. by the time I got down from the ladder and stood still did I realise it was an earthquake and promptly legged it out of the house. (via EMSC)
Agia Marina (Greece) (56 km E from epicenter)(no details): My first earthquake ever. My partner felt the body waves, she grew up with earthquakes. She noticed the quake first before the Greek employees. Swimming pool spilled over slightly. Very low frequency surface waves with Rayleigh wave maybe below 1Hz. No damage. Weird, drunken feeling when coda waves continued until at least 30 sec. (via EMSC)
Nea Smirni (Greece) (267 km N from epicenter)(no details): weak but unmistakeable. (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): The week before the sea was very calm, without any wave and it was slightly going away. Now the waves have come back and the water also (via EMSC)
Agios Dimitrios (Greece) (266 km N from epicenter)(no details): Just watching TV on the couch... Felt a little tremor, minor but unmistakable. Thought it was a small quake from Atalanti region, but afterwards we found out that it was from Crete.... (via EMSC)
Preveza (Greece) (440 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was too many km far from Preveza but it was noticeable! (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting on a sun lounger on the beach at Kavros, the lounger swayed underneath me. Following the quake the sea went from calm to disturbed and the wind got stronger. (via EMSC)
Agios Dimitrios (Greece) (266 km N from epicenter)(no details): Was lying on the beach when I noticed that the land beneath me was shaking, not violently. (via EMSC)
Kato Kastania (Greece) (109 km NW from epicenter)(no details): When the P waves arrived i felt a strong trembling and when the S waves arrived a small trembing. I think that it was the first time that i really recongize the felt of the different waves arrival. (via EMSC)
Agia Marina (Greece) (56 km E from epicenter)(no details): As we are from the netherlands we are Noobs regarding to anything related with earthquakes. We are on holidays in Crete and at the time of the quake i was sitting with my son on the couch. The first few seconds i tought my son was moving the couch, a second later i tought it was the washing machine speeding up. A second after that i saw the pilar in the room swaying and came to the conclusion we were experiencing a quake. We moved outside but at that time the earthquake was already done. I have the feeling the quake itself lasted for only 10 seconds. (via EMSC)
Cagliari (Italy) (1319 km W from epicenter)(no details): Ondulattorio e entro terra sarda 3-5secondi (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): it lasted very long, it was the strongest I have personally felt (via EMSC)
Platanias (Greece) (55 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was like the island swang, I thought I was Dizzy and that I was going to faint while the earthquake started. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It shook the whole house. Even knocked my wife off balance (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): Cats meow and very frightened for 1 minute and then quieted down. are located in the small yard. after rest. Swing for about a minute and felt the change of direction in the earthquake (via EMSC)
Matala (Greece) (145 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Saßen im Liegestuhl, der deutlich anfing zu wackeln (via EMSC)
Thessaloniki (Greece) (565 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Χαμπαρι δε πηραμε Θεσσαλονικη (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting at my computer and started to feel nauseated, like motion sickness. I then noticed the water in my glass next to the computer rippling and then the plants and photos on the wall where swaying. Only lasted a couple seconds. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (342 km NW from epicenter)(no details): it started slowly,then became stronger,not intense,mild but long horizontal waves,lasted over a minute,I felt like I had vertigo.Not noticable probably if not sitting or laying down. (via EMSC)
Korinthos (Greece) (266 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Long duration. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): It had a very long duration. I thought it won't stop. (via EMSC)
Agios Dimitrios (Greece) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): The Epicenter was 160 km far, so the consequencies were quite small here. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): The sea appeared to turn in the opposite direction to what it had been and underwater turbulence was felt quite strongly. The quake was on the west of the island and we are in the east. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): At other previous earthquakes, I was indoors in hotel with many glass windows at the reception, on this occasion it was also 6,4 and the noice of the trembling windows made me alert to what was happening before the feeling of strong shaking. The noice was enormous. (via EMSC)
Kounoupidiana (Greece) (70 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was relaxing in my study and all of sudden the room began to sway from side to side. It felt like an amusement ride. The ceiling light was swaying left to right. I could hear people shouting and screaming outside. Some of them appeared to panic. The whole episode lasted about 1 1/2 minutes. (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was way too frightening! I have been used to earthquackes here, but this one... I thought it was at least 7R and that the building would collapse. And lasted sooo long! (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): c est effrayant (via EMSC)
Palaiochora (Greece) (50 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I thought my girlfriend was wobbling the table with her leg, then realised that the whole beach bar was swaying, so we ran outside. (via EMSC)
Potamida (Greece) (36 km E from epicenter)(no details): The biggest noise was the upright fridge freezer rocking back and forth. (via EMSC)
Loutro (Greece) (80 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The restaurant was loacted right over the sees. The whole sittingaera outside was swaying. I was a littlebit scared, but the young owners son said Eartquake and smiled. I didnt like it so I needed to find out if this could send us a Tsunami. After checking on your website i could relax :-) (via EMSC)
Sougia (Greece) (57 km SE from epicenter)(no details): War am Strand und es hat auf einmal alles geschaukelt Nichts zerstört (via EMSC)
Gerani (Greece) (52 km E from epicenter)(no details): Serious shaking, lasting a few minutes (i seems). One major Shake, maybe 10 seconds with small "rumbles" afterwards. No damage on buildings/strictures and no panic/frightened people. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (280 km N from epicenter)(no details): I barely felt the desk I was working at vibrate, like a vibrating machine was on it. There was no sound or otherwise similar effects (via EMSC)
Athens (Greece) (272 km N from epicenter)(no details): the shake seem to come from down to upward (via EMSC)
Faneromeni (Greece) (149 km E from epicenter)(no details): 4 Adults working in an outdoor area felt the ground swaying very strongly for at least 1 minute. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): slunečníky na terase u bazénu se zakymacely a voda v bazénu se dosti rozvlnila az začala pretykat. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): It lasted for a long time it has been very hot today and right after the quake we had strong winds for about 10-15 min it was also hard to stand without being dizzy.Hanging lights swung for 10 min after. (via EMSC)
6th of October City (Egypt) (946 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Minor trembling for about 7 seconds. More pronounced, and a little longer, than a similar experience I had in China 2 years ago. Only 1 other building resident home @the time. But, she reports not noticing. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (280 km N from epicenter)(no details): Το ξεκίνημα του σεισμού ήταν αρκετά αισθητό, με αργό κούνημα του σπιτιού δεξιά-αριστερά (ταλάντωση). Τα φώτα κουνήθηκαν αρκετά ενώ καταλάβαινες το σεισμό από την αρχή μέχρι το τέλος, καθισμένος σε καρέκλα. Επίσης κουνήθηκαν λίγο οθόνες υπολογιστή πάνω σε γραφείο και άλλα αντικείμενα, κουρτίνες και κρεμαστή στο τοίχο τηλεόραση crt. Μετα το ξεκίνημα του σεισμού ήταν εξισου αισθητός και προς το τέλος λιγότερο με ακόμα πιο αργή ταλάντωση και αίσθηση της κίνησης. (via EMSC)
Peloponnese (Greece) (216 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The shaking seemed to last for at least 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Karteros (Greece) (174 km E from epicenter)(no details): lasted from 30'' to 1 minute (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very strange long lasting movement. No horizontial or vertical acceleration but something like a wave in a boat. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΝΑ ΕΙΧΑΜΕ ΡΩΓΜΕΣ ΣΕ ΔΙΠΛΑΝΟ ΣΠΙΤΙ..ΚΑΙ ΠΤΩΣΗ ΜΠΑΛΚΟΝΙΟΥ (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): almost no strong P-wave preceded S-waves that had quite an amplitude. unmistakenly observable Rayleigh behaviour. Boat - like swaying. surface Tilts from vertical observed during the earthquake. Gradient amplitude up to 2 cm/10m at given location an empirical estimation. (via EMSC)
Kamilari (Greece) (147 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Is veel voorkomend fenomeen op Kreta (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was quite long, about 2 min. Horizontal waves. (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): We could see earth moving and cars shaking. Car alarms went off. Many looked scared. We were also scared, but happy to be on the beach, and not in a building. (via EMSC)
Stalos (Greece) (57 km E from epicenter)(no details): It took a few seconds to realise what was happening, but I went outside to see the swimming pool sloshing around. Elevated heart rate and mild shock resulted. (via EMSC)
Maleme (Greece) (49 km E from epicenter)(no details): I've lived on Crete for 8 years. Probably the strongest "shake" I've have noticed due to its closeness to our location (via EMSC)
Thiva (Greece) (307 km N from epicenter)(no details): Αισθητός σαν παλινδρομικό σκούντημα αλλά πολύ ελαφρά (via EMSC)
Malia (Greece) (198 km E from epicenter)(no details): sat on my bed and it was trembling like swaying almost (via EMSC)
Plakias (Greece) (107 km E from epicenter)(no details): Large slow gentle swaying (via EMSC)
Cairo (Egypt) (961 km SE from epicenter)(no details): just very small rhythmic swaying of bed in two pulses (via EMSC)
Brindisi (Italy) (734 km NW from epicenter)(no details): No effects, just fear :-) (via EMSC)
Benghazi (Libya) (486 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was working in my office about 3:15 am Libya Time, i felt my office chair swinging smoothly ,, i thought that i am loosing balance because of any health problem could happened to me ,,, then my friend in the office said it is earthquake as swinging board was swinging and little sound from windows and furniture in the office. I open the facebook i found some friends mentioned of earthquake, i am not sure if most of people felt that ... thank you ,, Walid (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was only a small tremor, but around the same time a large earthquake occured off the west coast of Crete (via EMSC)
Athens (Greece) (272 km N from epicenter)(no details): Αισθητός και στη Αθήνα,πιθανόν ρήγμα της Αττάλειας (via EMSC)
Loutraki (Greece) (270 km NW from epicenter)(no details): f-ing scary, praise the Lord for his mercy (via EMSC)
Loutraki (Greece) (270 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It lasted a long time, felt like over a minute. Both myself and the people around me experience vertigo. The duration of the earthquake was unnerving. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (260 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Quake lasted approximately 20 seconds. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): The shaking was quite strong its duration long, definitely over a minute. (via EMSC)
Gazi (Greece) (161 km E from epicenter)(no details): People were walking out of the shops. Cars were stopping in the street. It first was a slight movement then getting stronger and stronger. It felt like walking dizzy. (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (109 km E from epicenter)(no details): On the beach umbrellas swayed for 4/5 seconds (via EMSC)
Plakias (Greece) (107 km E from epicenter)(no details): Went on for more than 30 seconds. We were sitting on a bench by the sea. (via EMSC)
Miriokefala (Greece) (96 km E from epicenter)(no details): All the local dogs started barking and the sun went in (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was short progressive and strong... (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was lying down. Shaking was strong enough to get up and investigate ... noticed wall mirror shaking ... seemed to last some 15 seconds (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Frightening (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Unseasonally hot weather (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Bedroom linen press shook and rattled .Had to hold it. (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): For a moment I was sure that the whole house would collapse... Really strong... (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very stressful (via EMSC)
Daratsos (Greece) (61 km E from epicenter)(no details): We just knew to run out the room in case the building came down. (via EMSC)
Platanias (Greece) (55 km E from epicenter)(no details): It lasted very long. (via EMSC)
Kaliviani (Greece) (28 km E from epicenter)(no details): A definite swaying of the house and surrounds which lasted a full minute. Despite being very close to the coast (and nearest point of land to the epicentre), we did not seem to feel the tremors as badly as others reporting from further away. (via EMSC)
Kaliviani (Greece) (28 km E from epicenter)(no details): From reading other comments here we did not feel it as strongly as people further from the epicentre. House shook enough for us to go outside where ground continued to shake and water in pool became choppy. Animals not affected. No damage. No panic. (via EMSC)
(Egypt) (959 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It lasted about a minute long (via EMSC)
St Paul's Bay (Malta) (807 km W from epicenter)(no details): I felt a vibration in the sofa I was sitting on and saw the hanging plant vibrating (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): We are about 100km east of the epicenter and it was like my knees wanted to give out, a very strange feeling (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Effects felt for several minutes as gentle rocking (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Having lived here on Crete for 8 years this was by far the strongest quake felt. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (412 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sitting on the ground outside and it felt like I was on a boat in some waves. The pool in front of me went crazy too. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (362 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt it 5 minutes after it happened (via EMSC)
(Greece) (280 km N from epicenter)(no details): athens is far away but we still felt it and here on the upper floor it was quite long, about a minute of slight trembling (via EMSC)
(Greece) (280 km N from epicenter)(no details): ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΠΕΡΙΟΧΗ ΠΟΥ ΚΑΤΟΙΚΏ ΗΤΑΝ ΚΑΤΙ ΚΑΙΝΟΥΡΓΙΟ ΜΙΑ ΝΕΑ ΑΙΣΘΗΣΗ ΣΕΙΣΜΟΥ ΠΟΥ ΔΕΝ ΣΥΓΚΛΗΝΙ ΜΕ ΚΑΜΙΑ ΠΑΡΟΜΟΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΑΛΛΟ ΣΕΙΣΜΙΚΟ ΓΕΓΟΝΟΣ//- (via EMSC)
Athens (Greece) (272 km N from epicenter)(no details): It was long, in two parts with an horizontial vibration (via EMSC)
Athens (Greece) (272 km N from epicenter)(no details): Ι was sitting in my couch and thought that my heart start beating strongly. Fortunatelly is was an earthquatek (via EMSC)
Agios Ioannis Rentis (Greece) (269 km N from epicenter)(no details): We even felt it in Athens so it must have been strong, lights were moving for some moments. hope everything is good in Crete (via EMSC)
Korinthos (Greece) (266 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very noticeable swaying and movement. 4th floor apartment. Lamps kept swaying east-west for quite a few minutes. Very long lasting for an epicenter so far away from my location. (via EMSC)
Glifada (Greece) (259 km N from epicenter)(no details): Περιμεναμε να δουμε μικροτερο σεισμο καπου ποιο κοντα. Ξαφνιαστηκαμε οταν ειδαμε οτι ειναι προς Κρητη. Ελαφρα ταλαντωση για μερικα δευτερολεπτα. Ετριξαν τα ξυλινα επιπλα και τα δοκαρια της κεραμοσκεπης (via EMSC)
Oia (Greece) (211 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Slight wobble of the bed I was lying on and slow swinging of a lightshade on the ceiling and 2 open doors swaying slightly. (via EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece) (196 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Light moving for long period (via EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece) (196 km NW from epicenter)(no details): it was very bizarre feeling, with no sound -it was just like you are in a boat-only the hunging lights in the house swung a lot (via EMSC)
Gouves (Greece) (184 km E from epicenter)(no details): Really long in duration in comparison. No noise before. Really warm day for October if that's relevant. Scary overall. (via EMSC)
Gouves (Greece) (184 km E from epicenter)(no details): The water in the pool was sloshing to and frow (via EMSC)
Episkopi (Greece) (178 km E from epicenter)(no details): i felt that tha ground wasn't going up and down but front and back the feeling was very close to the feeling you have inside a big boat when the see is not calm.. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): it lasted much longer than other earthquakes (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): strong and long lasting (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): Strong shake 30 second duration. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): the sun umbrellas at the pool are shaking (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): ΕΙΧΕ ΜΕΓΑΛΗ ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑ (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): insolitamente è durato parecchi secondi.In genere a creta ,anche se a volte sopra i 6 gradi r.,le durata è breve. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): The building shook for quite a while, so it must have been a strong earthquake. It started off gradually and started building up in intensity, then dissipated slowly. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): Strong and lasted too long! I live in Crete for 10 years, this was the strongest I've experienced. Quite frightened (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (168 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was not concerned during the last earthquakes, which in number were quite a few, but I was concerned this time owing to its magnitude. Why so many earthquakes in the last two months? (via EMSC)
Mires (Greece) (153 km E from epicenter)(no details): the duration was unusually long ... (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was about a minute long in duration and our tall standing floor lamp was swaying in a circular motion. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): Parked cars shaking. Vases fell off. Very strong and with duration over 40 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): ΔΥΝΑΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΜΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΛΙΓΟ ΜΕΤΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΥΡΙΑ ΔΟΝΗΣΗ (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): Only that it was unmistakeable and came fromthe ground upward (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): sat on 1st floor balcony, building shaking 4 to 5 cms north to South with low rumbling noise for about 30 secs. metre high urn rocked from side to side . (via EMSC)
(Greece) (141 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was on the beach. Ground was shaking for about 10 seconds. (via EMSC)
Saktouria (Greece) (128 km E from epicenter)(no details): assis dans un fauteuil qui a commencé à balancer (via EMSC)
Plakias (Greece) (107 km E from epicenter)(no details): Local gaf aan dat dit de derde was dit jaar maar wel de heftigste. (via EMSC)
Kefalas (Greece) (86 km E from epicenter)(no details): I didn't know it was an earthquake at first. It was a sort of rumbling crashing noise. I thought my wife had returned home in the car and driven into the garden wall. It was only when I looked around and found nothing that could explain the noise when I realised it was an earthquake. Then my wife phoned to say she had felt it rock the car 2km away in Selia. (via EMSC)
Gavalochori (Greece) (83 km E from epicenter)(no details): Started as a slow tremble then a sudden jerking feeling which was when everything seemed to move and small items and books fell. Strongest earthquake I've felt so far (13 years here). All the family went outside including the dog but there was no panic. The cats were outside already so maybe they sensed something beforehand. Our dog is very young and hasn't experienced an earthquake before. We didn't hear the neighbours at all so perhaps they had been asleep - they are farmers so take a siesta at this time of the day. (via EMSC)
Plaka (Greece) (83 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 10 seconds (via EMSC)
Vamos (Greece) (82 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was our first earthquake so we were a little frightened. It sounded like a truck going by and the chairs we were sitting in shook. It only occurred for a few seconds and then stopped. (via EMSC)
Almyrida (Greece) (82 km E from epicenter)(no details): Dont be inside a ceramic shop! ! X (via EMSC)
Douliana (Greece) (81 km E from epicenter)(no details): Frightening, swimming pool overflowed, whole building swayed (via EMSC)
Kalyves (Greece) (79 km E from epicenter)(no details): The electricity poles were all swaying, dogs were barking. We live in Megala Chorafia near Kalyves, about 200m above sea level. (via EMSC)
Kalyves (Greece) (79 km E from epicenter)(no details): floors shook, walls shook, light fittings moved, doors moved. pet dog frightened (via EMSC)
Kalyves (Greece) (79 km E from epicenter)(no details): Roads were shaking. Walking on road became suddenly a swaying motion. No visible damage to buildings. Indoors some stuff fell over. Swimming pool water and poolside sun loungers shook around a bit. Alltogether lasted for about half a minute. (via EMSC)
Kalathas (Greece) (70 km E from epicenter)(no details): Quite strong eartquake!! The chandeliers were keep shaking!! (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Do not want it to happen again (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): We were sat at a bar by the port in Chania- everyone ran out of the bars they were in looking a bit panicked. We were just a bit confused and wanted to finish our cocktails. It felt like my boyfriend was wiggling around on the chair a lot/like a train was going by above our bar! (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): very frightening (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Really strong earthquake (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): 5th floor of hotel, room shook strongly for up to one minute, no visible damage but felt quite strong, pretty hairy!! CEB (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (64 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very scary. We were on the 3rd floor of our hotel and it started shaking in many directions. My wife and I ran under a door frame. It felt like it lasted 45 seconds or so. (via EMSC)
Varipetro (Greece) (60 km E from epicenter)(no details): Ας ελπίσουμε οτι δεν θα γίνει μετασεισμός! (via EMSC)
Agia Marina (Greece) (56 km E from epicenter)(no details): Rather scary. Ground clearly moving beneath you. Still shaky legs. (via EMSC)
Platanias (Greece) (55 km E from epicenter)(no details): Swaying of hotel on second floor. Tv and stand up lamp started swaying pictures fell of walls very disorientated moved to outside hotel noore affects as yet. (via EMSC)
Palaiochora (Greece) (50 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Quite a short duration of only a few seconds (via EMSC)
Maleme (Greece) (49 km E from epicenter)(no details): I made me sway and feel that I may be about to faint until I realised it was the ground moving (via EMSC)
Kolymvari (Greece) (43 km E from epicenter)(no details): Worst one we had in the 7 years we have lived here & both my wife & next door neighbours left feeling physically sick (via EMSC)
Kissamos (Greece) (32 km E from epicenter)(no details): Only one comment: The water in the swimming pool was very disturbed and a lot spilled over the infinity side. (via EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova) (1359 km N from epicenter)(no details): Vintul a suflat incet (via EMSC)
Cairo (Egypt) (961 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Sustained trembling lasting 15-20 seconds (via EMSC)
Cairo (Egypt) (961 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Chandeliers were swinging and an opened door (via EMSC)
Cairo (Egypt) (961 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt this at home, our building kind of moved. Weird. (via EMSC)
Bar (Montenegro) (815 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was in doubt if it was an earthquake, it was barely perceptible (via EMSC)
Sliema (Malta) (795 km W from epicenter)(no details): We think it came in two sections, separated by only a few seconds. (via EMSC)
Alexandria (Egypt) (782 km SE from epicenter)(no details): felt it two times, i thought it's myheart beats or something with my body (via EMSC)
(Greece) (415 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I felt very dizzy and my stomach got upset. Other than that just the hung stuff moved. My cat didnt even notice! (via EMSC)
(Greece) (415 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Noone else noticed as far as I can tell (via EMSC)
(Greece) (415 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Longest earthquake I ever felt.......my heart was beating fast.....I was very scared. (via EMSC)
Patra (Greece) (332 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was barely noticeable. In fact, if it hadn't been for the lamp in my room swaying back & forth for a couple of minutes, I might have not even noticed that something was wrong. (via EMSC)
Itea (Greece) (332 km NW from epicenter)(no details): We're far from Crete, but it was noticeable enough at the 3rd floor...I was wondering if it's gonna stop or if it's only the beginning (via EMSC)
Anixi (Greece) (294 km N from epicenter)(no details): It was a strange feeling, as if I were in a boat, or as if my chair was sliding on an oily liquid (via EMSC)
Pirgos (Greece) (290 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was on the bed and I saw my room lamp moving. Not very strong at all. (via EMSC)
Agia Paraskevi (Greece) (281 km N from epicenter)(no details): αρκετο κουνιμα πολυ ωρα περιπου 30 sec και εδινε την εντιποση οτι θα δυναμοση ιδικα στην δευτερη δονιση.3οσ οροφοσ περιοχη αγιασ παρασκευησ αθηνα. (via EMSC)
Agia Paraskevi (Greece) (281 km N from epicenter)(no details): only horizontal round movement clockwise (via EMSC)
Galatsi (Greece) (280 km N from epicenter)(no details): Ακόμα και στην Αθήνα έγινε αντιληπτός σαν ένα ελάχιστο κούνημα (via EMSC)
Athens (Greece) (276 km N from epicenter)(no details): Light moving for long period (via EMSC)
Athens (Greece) (276 km N from epicenter)(no details): Slightly felt it in Athens (via EMSC)
Athens (Greece) (276 km N from epicenter)(no details): long duration ,2 periods with a pause in between (via EMSC)
Keratsini (Greece) (273 km N from epicenter)(no details): The distance between Piraeus - Athens and Creete is really big... (via EMSC)
Lechaio (Greece) (271 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was not so strong, but it lasted longer than 20 seconds. Initially I thought it was just my idea until I saw that it rattled furniture, lamps, and the tv. (via EMSC)
Paleo Faliro (Greece) (270 km N from epicenter)(no details): Sustained rolling motion clearly felt on upper floor. No sound. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (265 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted a LONG time, rolling, circular, slightly jerky, but fairly gentle, an unusual motion for here in my experience, it seemed to last almost a full minute getting weaker and weaker.... (via EMSC)
Sfakia (Greece) (260 km E from epicenter)(no details): General disquiet amongst people who at first were unsure what was happening (via EMSC)
Paros (Greece) (242 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Trembling was long lasting, something like 30 seconds (via EMSC)
Navplion (Greece) (231 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was kinda weird and exciting. I almost thought i was imagining it. My brother was having a shower and he didn't feel a thing. I barely noticed it but a small necklace hanging on top of my bed started shaking and i felt a slight shake myself (via EMSC)
Elounda (Greece) (224 km E from epicenter)(no details): both my dogs went to bed a few minutes before and came back a few minutes after, they usually seem to sense them. (via EMSC)
Peloponnese (Greece) (219 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Έγινε αντιληπτός 1 λεπτό αργότερα (16.13) και διήρκησε πολλή ώρα, πάνω από 30 δευτερόλεπτα, η ταλάντωση. (via EMSC)
Myrtos (Greece) (217 km E from epicenter)(no details): De vloer schommelde. (via EMSC)
Myrtos (Greece) (217 km E from epicenter)(no details): ik werd duizelig (via EMSC)
(Greece) (209 km NE from epicenter)(no details): The water of a nearby pool swayed for a long time after the earthquake (for a minute or so). The ceiling lamps swayed in a East/West motion. (via EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece) (199 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Ηταν μεγαλης χρονικης διαρκειας. (via EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece) (199 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 1st floor balcony lasted at least 30 seconds enough to be concerned for a second. (via EMSC)
Limenas Chersonisou (Greece) (193 km E from epicenter)(no details): Mild but noticeable shaking. (via EMSC)
Sparti (Greece) (189 km NW from epicenter)(no details): we know about earthquakes. we prepare for them even in kindergarten. nobody panic for nothing. i keep time, about 25sec (via EMSC)
Kokkini Chani (Greece) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Πάρα πολύ μεγάλη διάρκεια. Πρώτη φορά έβλεπα τα δέντρα στην αυλή μας να ταλαντεύονται τόσο έντονα χωρίς να φυσάει καθόλου αέρας! (via EMSC)
Agios Ioannis (Greece) (175 km E from epicenter)(no details): In the seashore waked me up (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): Δεν αισθάνθηκα κανένα προσεισμό, μόνο κατευθείαν τον κύριο (μέχρι τώρα) σεισμό. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): it was very very quiet (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): Μεγάλη διάρκεια και έντονα αισθητός στο Ηράκλειο. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): το νιωσαμε για τα καλα...εχει να κανει τετοιο σεισμο απο καιρο (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very long duration, light tremor movement (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was strong enough (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted close to 40-50 sec. (via EMSC)
Stavrakia (Greece) (165 km E from epicenter)(no details): It lasted for some time, maybe more than a minute. It reminded me of an earthquake in Crete in January 2006. It was similar in length and type of swaying. But the earthquake was felt stronger in 2006. (via EMSC)
Agios Dimitrios (Greece) (165 km E from epicenter)(no details): Κράτησε αρκετή ώρα κι ήταν πιο δυνατός από συνήθως. (via EMSC)
Petrokefalo (Greece) (163 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was about 1 minute total movement. (via EMSC)
Vori (Greece) (148 km E from epicenter)(no details): It seemed to last longer than thoseI havefelt of late (via EMSC)
Pitsidia (Greece) (148 km E from epicenter)(no details): power lines were swinging a little bit; dogs barking and a rooster voiced his dislike for a few minutes!! (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): strofiki talantosi megalis sxetika diarkias ! (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting. outside near the waterfallsprings and felt the esrth moving from northe to south during 10 seconds (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): Not so intense as older and weaker earthquakes but very long in duration (more rhan 30-40) secs. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): Slow gentle swaying motion more lateral movement than vertical. Lasted 1-2 minutes barely perceptible. My girlfriend didn't notice anything. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): Steady shaking for (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very Strong........and lasted very long...OVER THIRTY SECONDS........very....STRONG! (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): circular oscillation. couldn't resolve direction of epicenter (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): The characteristic of earthquake was the duration, about 30-40 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (142 km E from epicenter)(no details): only that it was the worst one I have ever felt (via EMSC)
Gefira (Greece) (131 km NW from epicenter)(no details): My office is located at a baseman Other ressidences in first or second floor dint feel anything (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (111 km E from epicenter)(no details): Smooth shaking. Quite long lasting. Trees shook (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (111 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting and first there seemed to be a vibration type movement. I thought a big truck had driven past but then I felt everything moving...swaying...the big lamps and the plants swayed for several seconds... no damage fortunately :) (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (111 km E from epicenter)(no details): this one seeed to go on for a long time. i felt it strongly under my feet and the walls seemed to be moving. (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (111 km E from epicenter)(no details): Building was shaking. We were outside. (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (111 km E from epicenter)(no details): lasted between 15-30 secs, it was much more felt than ususal (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (111 km E from epicenter)(no details): Strongest felt here in 7 years . This is a Dog Hotel but no reaction from any of the 10 dogs in (via EMSC)
Rethimnon (Greece) (111 km E from epicenter)(no details): House was shaking for 5 - 10 seconds (via EMSC)
Plakias (Greece) (108 km E from epicenter)(no details): Preceded by very strong wind, which lessened afterwards. (via EMSC)
Kefalas (Greece) (88 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lamp shade swinging in a North / South direction (via EMSC)
Vamos (Greece) (84 km E from epicenter)(no details): We were sat outside having a cup of tea when I literally felt the earth moving under my feet. Our cat had cried out a fee seconds before so she must have felt it before we did. It was over in about twenty seconds. (via EMSC)
Vamos (Greece) (84 km E from epicenter)(no details): Happened at 16.12 according to our clock. Water in Swimming pool was very disturbed. First we have expereienced since moving here 7 years ago. (via EMSC)
Kalathas (Greece) (73 km E from epicenter)(no details): Water sloshed out of swimming pool (via EMSC)
Kalathas (Greece) (73 km E from epicenter)(no details): Water splashed out of pool (via EMSC)
Souda (Greece) (72 km E from epicenter)(no details): Well a glass broke. It was really long time for an earthquake (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (67 km E from epicenter)(no details): It started slow, then it got stronger, at that point I had to to over to the TV and hold it to stop it from toppling over. The cat (who is a strong sleeper)jumped up frightened. (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (67 km E from epicenter)(no details): Sit down if it happens again! (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (67 km E from epicenter)(no details): holy shit (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (67 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very scary my first real one lasted what felt a very long time,I s stop under a door way, few items in apartment feel,I was afraid that the build would crack, it wasnt like I imagined, I thought it would be back and forth, but this was being shaken in different directions moment after moment, I'm still feeling dizzy walking and standing from it eight mins ago. (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (67 km E from epicenter)(no details): I grew up in Southern California and have felt many earthquakes but this one here in Crete today was the first time I was scared. It started slow and continued to gain strength. (via EMSC)
Daratsos (Greece) (63 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was like you are on a boat in heavy seas. There are no apparent damages on the buildings (via EMSC)
Alikianos (Greece) (58 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt as if I was standing on a large wobbly jelly (via EMSC)
Gerani (Greece) (54 km E from epicenter)(no details): Outside in hotel pool area it started to feel like waves passing by. No visible damage what so ever. People got bit nervous, children crying but it was soon over, back to normal. (via EMSC)
Palaiochora (Greece) (49 km SE from epicenter)(no details): No visible damage on houses surrounding me. No visible effects on the coastline. (via EMSC)
Kolymvari (Greece) (46 km E from epicenter)(no details): The water of the swimmingpool move a lot (via EMSC)
Kissamos (Greece) (34 km E from epicenter)(no details): First long strong one I have felt for about 7 years. Whole building shaking, along with trees & parked cars. Lights were swinging for about 5 mins afterwards. (via EMSC)

 

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