Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 58 km west of Karpathos Island, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 8:57 am (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 58 km west of Karpathos Island, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Friday, 22 Jan 2021 8:57 am (GMT +2)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.5 at 27 km depth

22 Jan 07:01 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 4 minutes.
22 Jan 07:02: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: NOA
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22 Jan 07:48: Magnitude recalculée de 4.6 à 4.5. Profondeur recalculée de 27.5 à 27.2 km (de 17.1 à 16.9 mi).
Update Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 07:06
Light 4.3 quake hits near Sitia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece
4.3 quake 22 Jan 8:57 am (GMT +2)
4.3 quake 22 Jan 8:57 am (GMT +2)
A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the morning near Sitia, Lasithi, Crete, Greece.
According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the quake hit on Friday 22 January 2021 at 8:57 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4. Other agencies reporting the same quake include German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.5, and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.6.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Agia Marina (pop. 440) located 43 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Palekastro (pop. 1,100) located 51 km from the epicenter, Sitia (pop. 8,700) 57 km away, Karpathos (pop. 2,200) 65 km away, Elounda (pop. 2,200) 80 km away, Aghios Nicolaos (pop. 11,400) 85 km away, and Ierapetra (pop. 12,400) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 22 Jan 2021 06:57:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: vendredi, 22 janv. 2021 08:57 (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.5
Profondeur: 27.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.6387°N / 26.4871°E (Mer Égée, Grèce)
Volcan le plus près: Nisyros (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km ONO de Agia Marina (Dodecanese) (pop: 444) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
53 km NNE de Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
59 km NE de Sitía (pop: 8,710) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
67 km ONO de Karpathos (pop: 2,240) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
86 km NE de Aghios Nicolaos (Agios Nikolaos) (pop: 11,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
97 km NE de Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
125 km ENE de Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
127 km ENE de Héraklion (pop: 137,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
157 km SSO de Kos (pop: 19,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
358 km SE de Athènes (pop: 664,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
58 km O de Karpathos Island (pop: 6,570) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
48 km NO de Kasos Island (pop: 1,010) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
126 km ENE de Kreta Island (pop: 623,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 14°C (57 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from S
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 4.527 km49 Km NW From Kassos, GreeceNOA
M 4.628 kmCRETE, GREECEEMSC
M 4.616 kmCrete, GreeceGFZ
M 4.414 kmMEDITERRANEAN SEA, GreeceKOERI-RETMC
M 4.437 km43 Km WNW of Fry, GreeceUSGS
M 4.610 kmMediterranean Sea, 487 Km N of Marsa Matruh, GreeceENSN
M 4.628 kmAyia Marina / Kreta, GreeceZAMG

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
304.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
97.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Heraklion Crete / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
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