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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Crete, Greece on Thursday, 16 April 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Crete, Greece on Thursday, 16 April 2015

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Crete, Greece on Thursday, 16 April 2015
Apr 16 19:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 51.0 to 20.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:07 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.22°N / 26.84°E (Grèce)
Nearest volcano: Nisyros (171 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9*10^13 J (24.8 GWh / 21301 tons of TNT / 1.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 16 Apr 2015
Thu, 16 Apr 18:07 UTCM 6.1 / 25 kmCRETE, GREECEEMSC
Thu, 16 Apr 18:07 UTCM 6.0 / 20 km52km E of Palaikastron, GreeceUSGS
Thu, 16 Apr 18:07 UTCM 6.1 / 36.8 km14 Km SW from KasosNOA_HL
Thu, 16 Apr 18:07 UTCM 6.1 / 22.1 kmGIRIT ADASI ACIKLARI (MEDITERRANEAN SEA)Bogazici Uni.
Thu, 16 Apr 18:07 UTCM 6.0 / 20 kmE of Palaikastron, GreeceGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Mochlos / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Shoreham by Sea where we live / MMI IV (Light shaking): On holiday in Atlantica Caldera Hotel, Analipsi. Eating meal in first floor restaurant when table and chairs vibrated sideways for something like 10 seconds and chandelier and wall lights shook for longer than this. Felt by all people around us. Next day speaking to a Waiter they said there was another shaking about 5am the following morning. He saw windows bowing in and out on the Thursday evening. We have never experienced an earthquake before, therefore it was somewhat of a concern.
Santorini (177.3 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Swimming pool overflowed edges. Shaken sitting in chair on ground floor.
Agios Stéfanos Crete (697.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): About 20 seconds of trimmers. Starting slowly and increasing fast. Movement most in east west direction. Water from the fishpond go's over board. sliding roof of observatory is moving on the rails. strong movements felled out and inside the house. slightly dizziness.
Alanya (486.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Alanya / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Plakias (222.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Makry-Gialos / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Bed and lamps were shaking in our on story stone house for approx. 10 seconds.
Mirtos Crete (154.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Crete, Hotel Lyttos Beach / MMI III (Weak shaking)
marmaris turkey / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Sofa shook and my lights shook aswell
zakros / MMI IV (Light shaking): First experience for me. A bit scary but loved it. Still moving actually !
Makry Gialos / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
marmaris turkey / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Lights shook, sofa was shaking side to side
Agios Stefanos, Crete, Greece / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
marmari,kos (190.3 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was on my sofa and I felt it moving and immediately i've looked my lamp hanged with a long chain in the middle of the ceiling....it was dancing right and left
Crete - Neapoli (692.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Have experienced several before but this one was the 'longest' and I felt quite afraid as I had time to experience it
heraklion (gournes Ped.) / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was in the house very strong shaking
Agios Nikolaos, crete / MMI IV (Light shaking): Trembled twice, first time heavier
Plakias (6097.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Plakias (6097.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Makri-Gialos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Xerokampos (Crete, South East Coast) / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Plakias (6097.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Georgioupolis (231.9 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sat down and experienced mild side to side movement. Almost like having a dizzy spell! Wind chimes played. Pool water slopped over the sides.
prinos (154.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): light moving of the floor
Megalon Chorion Tilos Greece / MMI IV (Light shaking): It lasted about 30 seconds in total with light/moderate shaking.
Papandreou 1, Crete 714 14, Greece apollonia / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Makry Gialos / MMI IV (Light shaking): We were inside our one story house and could feel it shaking and swaying. Curtains were swinging.
anissaras (133.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): lamps and bed shaking
Süd Kreta / MMI IV (Light shaking): Süd Kreta. Lampe schaukelt . Pool ordentlich in Brwegung . Boden schaukelt.
Hersonissos / MMI IV (Light shaking): Approx 1min, Light shake
Situation, kreta,greece / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Situation, kreta,greece / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Vamos, Apokoronas / MMI III (Weak shaking): Around 21.08 felt a swaying sensation whilst sitting watching TV. Sensation lasted for only seconds, perhaps half of a minute. Ceiling lights swayed as did hanging items in the kitchen.
kato zakros / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Agios Nikolaos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Agios Nikolaos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Agios Nikolaos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Agios Nikolaos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Agios Nikolaos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Agios Nikolaos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Agios Nikolaos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Malia / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Georgiopolis / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
fethiye (259.8 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Knossos beach / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Entire bed was shaking, at Current time 21.20
Kolymbia / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tsoutsouros (154.2 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): At 9.12 h pm the walls and ground were shaking. People felt it and came out of their houses.
Agkisaras (133.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rethymnon / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Rethimno, Crete / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Lamps lights and floor movements
Gouves (142.6 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Rhetymno / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I habe feel it!
Cairo-Downtown (Egypt) / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Gut spürbares längeres anhaltendes Beben.
Tylissos,Crete,Greece / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Heraklion / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Voutes- Crete / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Rhodes / MMI III (Weak shaking): We felt it
Sisi (Greece) (121 km W from epicenter)(no details): very long (via EMSC)
Agios Stefanos (Greece) (77 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very strong swaying. It brought people out of the houses and restaurants. My first experience, quite unnerving but exciting.... (via EMSC)
Gazi (Greece) (162 km W from epicenter)(no details): I saw the table and the chairs sliding, the walls were slightly "dancing" left and right.. I live on the 2nd floor (via EMSC)
Marmaris (Turkey) (238 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt while laying down on my bed. (via EMSC)
Gazi (Greece) (162 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was one of the strongest earthquakes I felt although it was 150 km far away. (via EMSC)
Elounda (Greece) (102 km W from epicenter)(no details): This was quite scary. The swaying of the furniture made me feel very disorientated. (via EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece) (101 km W from epicenter)(no details): it was shifting, rolling and shaking (via EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece) (101 km W from epicenter)(no details): STRONG AND SCARED.... (via EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece) (101 km W from epicenter)(no details): It felt smooth.. like I was swaying about rather than getting shaken up and down. (via EMSC)
Mirsini (Greece) (80 km W from epicenter)(no details): It woke my husband who had gone to bed early. (via EMSC)
Sitia (Greece) (67 km W from epicenter)(no details): Από τους πιο δυνατούς σεισμούς της περιοχής. Μακράς διαρκείας. Οχι σοβαρές ζημιές, μόνο πτώση αντικειμένων(βιβλίων, βάζων, εικόνων,κ.α.). (via EMSC)
Karpathos (Greece) (64 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It felt like it lasted forever. I just prayed it would stop!!! It was a strong one, felt like the house was being uprooted but held on. Good crash test!!! God is almighty. Hope we have a quiet , uneventful night and next 48hrs. (via EMSC)
İçmeler (Turkey) (235 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Was sitting on sofa n building swaying slightly,,,,lasted longer than normal, just usually feel a slight tremor. (via EMSC)
İçmeler (Turkey) (235 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Was sitting on sofa n building swaying slightly,,,,lasted longer than normal, just usually feel a slight tremor. (via EMSC)
Koxare (Greece) (215 km W from epicenter)(no details): moderate , noticeable movement. electric lights was moving smoothly. (via EMSC)
Agios Dimitrios (Greece) (162 km W from epicenter)(no details): better if u can pre-inform it. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Like in a boat for 40 sec!! (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): The eigenfrequency of the building was not too far from the earthquake's freq, so it collected a lot of energy on the long run and it was getting scarier. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): 20-30 seconds of a what felt like a continuous wavy swinging motion. It felt very strong but far away from epicenter. (via EMSC)
Ferma (Greece) (87 km W from epicenter)(no details): about 30 seconds (via EMSC)
Dalaman (Turkey) (266 km NE from epicenter)(no details): people have to calm down, no panic. Its nature...;) where is science ? (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (260 km W from epicenter)(no details): A ceiling light with three lampshades swung slightly so the shades made contact. A tall narrow floor lamp swayed slightly. Personally I couldn't feel anything and would not have noticed apart from the noise made by the lampshades. (via EMSC)
İçmeler (Turkey) (235 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt the 4.2 aftershock also, but not the next one. (via EMSC)
Iraklio (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very strong shaking with duration greater than 20 seconds, becoming stronger after first 10 seconds. It was scary. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): ΑΙΣΘΗΣΗ ΖΑΛΗΣ. ΣΑΝ ΝΑ ΕΙΣΑΙ ΣΕ ΠΛΟΙΟ. ΕΙΧΕ ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑ (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): NOT REALLY A STRONG SHAKE. MORE LIKE A REPEATED WAVE SWINGING MOTION FOR 20-30 SECONDS. IT FELT STRONG BUT FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. (via EMSC)
Iraklio (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Kriti hrakleio pigame amaksi... (via EMSC)
Iraklio (Greece) (155 km W from epicenter)(no details): Αρκετάα δυνατόςόςοςσ σε έενταση και διάαρκεια (via EMSC)
Milatos (Greece) (118 km W from epicenter)(no details): i was sitting on the chair, it was shaking a lot. i was thinking first my dogs are playing under the chair. but then i saw them far from me, and i did realize, this must be an eathquick. it was quite strong, i was scared. (via EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece) (101 km W from epicenter)(no details): Have felt a few earthquakes here on Crete but none as strong, or prolonged as this one. Strong swaying motion and made me feel queasy; door and window swung open it felt like I was on a boat; and was very silent outside - which was eery! Then all the neighbours ran outside as it subsided - people shouting if everyone was,ok and said it was the strongest one felt for years! (via EMSC)
Ierapetra (Greece) (98 km W from epicenter)(no details): Πολύ μεγάλη διάρκεια. Ήμουν καθιστός και ζαλίστηκα επειδή κουνούσε πολύ ώρα. (via EMSC)
Volada (Greece) (67 km NE from epicenter)(no details): As I write this I'm feeling an aftershock, very slight though. (via EMSC)
Doha (Qatar) (2602 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Is it 2 km or 21 km depth (via EMSC)
(Greece) (632 km NW from epicenter)(no details): felt also in rhodes island ... long duration (via EMSC)
(Greece) (632 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was a half jerky half shaking motion (via EMSC)
(Greece) (632 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The chair I was sitting on was swaying and I felt disorientated for a few split seconds (via EMSC)
(Greece) (632 km NW from epicenter)(no details): We were in the hotel shop when objects on the shelves started ratting including bottles and crockery. The lighter shelves swayed a little. The shop manager said it was a small earthquake. (via EMSC)
Glyfada (Greece) (418 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Slight shaking nothing evdient, saw lights moving but not that long in duration, @ 3rd floor (via EMSC)
Dalyan (Turkey) (261 km NE from epicenter)(no details): just a gentle swaying sensation and lights swayed about 1" (25cm) (via EMSC)
Chania (Greece) (260 km W from epicenter)(no details): We felt slghtly the earthquake in Chania as well (via EMSC)
Kos (Greece) (212 km N from epicenter)(no details): Κουνήθηκαν τα φώτα εδω στην Κω (via EMSC)
Rhodes (Greece) (202 km NE from epicenter)(no details): ήμουν στον υπολογιστή και αισθάνθηκα ένα είδος ζάλης και τότε κατάλαβα ότι οφειλόταν σε σεισμό. τα κρεμαστά φωτιστικά έκαναν κυκλικές κινήσεις και αυτό με οδήγησε στο συμπέρασμα του σεισμού και επισκεύτικα την ιστοσελίδα σας. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (202 km NE from epicenter)(no details): We weren't really sure if it was an earthquake until we saw the lamp moving. There were 2 seismic movements within a pause of approximently 4 seconds between them. We live in a second floor apartment. (via EMSC)
Afantou (Greece) (187 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Very slow movement for aprox. 10 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Greece) (184 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was insane!!! (via EMSC)
(Greece) (184 km W from epicenter)(no details): den eitan tipota to spoudeo mia ekthetiki epidinosi kai ena eksisou iremo telioma . (via EMSC)
Sivas (Greece) (183 km W from epicenter)(no details): It made us feel dizzy (via EMSC)
Megalo Chorio (Greece) (166 km N from epicenter)(no details): The whole thing lasted around 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Stavrakia (Greece) (161 km W from epicenter)(no details): First it was a rather rough movement with some rumbling sound. Then the intensity increased and it was a swaying motion, which lasted for something like a minute. The stray dogs got frightened, while our pets were looking surprised but not frightened. (via EMSC)
Iraklio (Greece) (157 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very strong ! (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Long duration (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very mild but long drawn, in three waves I think. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Quite long, swaying motion. Felt like two or three waves. We are on a second floor. Things shaking in a rocking motion. Scary. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): The swaying motion of both buildings & objects was very noticeable from the very beginning. I can still feel the shaking (I'm indoors on first floor lying down) & the light fixtures are still moving like pendulums. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): we are used to earthquakes if it was people from another country ,they will run out screaming (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): About 20 seconds long,well felt,without damages (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt very strong. It came in two (maybe three) waves. It was about 10-15 sec. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Slow start, got stronger and stronger. Lasted 10-15 seconds. No sound. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (156 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lasted between 15 and 20 seconds. (via EMSC)
Nea Alikarnassos (Greece) (155 km W from epicenter)(no details): Strong enough! ! (via EMSC)
Archanes (Greece) (152 km W from epicenter)(no details): Long in duration. Swaying chandeliers and vases. The whole family crawled under table for cover after we grabbed the cell phone first. Scary. (via EMSC)
Kokkini Hani (Greece) (146 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was quite strong and it lasted for so long. The whole time I was thinking: when is it going to stop! (via EMSC)
Analipsi (Greece) (138 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt it in the floor and the lights in the hotel bar were swinging. (via EMSC)
Malia (Greece) (126 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Malia but animals all calm and quiet, a good sign (via EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece) (102 km W from epicenter)(no details): We felt it strong enough about 5-10 sec (via EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece) (101 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was one of the strongest since few years. Big swaying. The monitor was shaking. You could easily feel it while standing. They seem to get stronger in the area of Crete. (via EMSC)
Kalo Chorio (Greece) (100 km W from epicenter)(no details): There was no shortage in the electricity supply or flickering of lights. The second story of our house shook for longer. We went upstairs as we could hear ornaments rattling of the walls but downstairs seemed to have stopped moving. (via EMSC)
Ierapetra (Greece) (98 km W from epicenter)(no details): sehr stark für ca. 15 sec (via EMSC)
Stavrochori (Greece) (79 km W from epicenter)(no details): Have only lived here for 2 years.Felt a few before but this was the strongest so far. (via EMSC)
Karpathos (Greece) (65 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Είχε γερό θόρυβο, παύσης και ξανά γερό κουνιμα κίνηση ανατολή δύση και πάνω κάτω υμνούν περίπου 56 km μακριά (via EMSC)
(Greece) (65 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Very powerful and long time... Maybe the biggest for many years!!! (via EMSC)
Piles (Greece) (64 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Strong earthquake, also lasting more than a minute (via EMSC)
Menetes (Greece) (62 km NE from epicenter)(no details): We have a lot of earth tremors in Greece but this was one of the biggest. some of our cats knew it was going to start and a friend has said the same about her cats. Dogs are barking constantly now. It was scary! (via EMSC)
Xerokampos (Greece) (53 km W from epicenter)(no details): Prima sussultorio e poi ondulatorio (via EMSC)
(Greece) (631 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was softly shaking up and down and a bit sidewise, about twenty seconds I guess (via EMSC)
Patras (Greece) (579 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Barely noticeable, we saw the oscillation of the lights and understood that it was an earthquake from far away. (via EMSC)
Göcek (Turkey) (262 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Gocek'te bayağı hissettik (via EMSC)
Marmaris (Turkey) (233 km NE from epicenter)(no details): My settee vibrated and swayed for about ten seconds. The ceiling lights swayed a little (via EMSC)
Rethimno (Greece) (221 km W from epicenter)(no details): approx 30 secs, not noticable in the beginning (via EMSC)
Rodos (Greece) (192 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Στην Ρόδο ήταν μεν λίγο σιγανός αλλά διαρκή σε πολύ ώρα (via EMSC)
Rodos (Greece) (192 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I was shaked for 2 sec (via EMSC)
(Greece) (190 km W from epicenter)(no details): It took a long time, was more then 10 seconds (via EMSC)
Perissa (Greece) (190 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Long time (via EMSC)
Agios Georgios Methistis (Greece) (170 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very strong at Heraklion. About 25 sec. (via EMSC)
Iraklio (Greece) (162 km W from epicenter)(no details): Really felt this one. Long duration, light fixtures swinging, We are on 4th floor, Tria Peffka, Heraklion. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (161 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was a moderately strong earthquake, but it lasted long. People in the neighborhood panicked. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (161 km W from epicenter)(no details): I felt a strong shake. I saw the bookcase in front of me shake. The curtains of the windows swayed. My dogs did not awake from their sleep though, nor did my kitty. (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (161 km W from epicenter)(no details): Rather short, thought it was a pre - quake (via EMSC)
Heraklion (Greece) (161 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lastet very long. Everything was shaking on the 5th floor. We ran to the main door of the flat. scary... (via EMSC)
Archanes (Greece) (158 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very strong !!! We don't usually feel earthquakes here ... (via EMSC)
Agios Nikolaos (Greece) (108 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lights shaked. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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