Strong earthquake (aftershock) south of Crete, Greece - June 16, 2013

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Update 21:50 UTC : This aftershock is the strongest one which happened after the mainshock of yesterday. On the seismogram which we will publish shortly you will see the many weaker aftershocks happening at regular intervals.
For our report of yesterday's mainshock, click here

Geofon seismogram recorded at Gavdos Island south of Crete and closest to the epicenter

Geofon seismogram recorded at Gavdos Island south of Crete and closest to the epicenter

This is an aftershock of the strong earthquake which occurred yesterday.
Just like yesterday, we do not think that this earthquake will generate any damage on the island because its epicenter is at +100 km from the island.

LOcation of the epicenters of the aftershocks of June 16

LOcation of the epicenters of the aftershocks of June 16

429 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 00:39:04.0 2013-06-17
117 km S of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 137,154 / local time: 00:39:04.0 2013-06-17
81 km S of Pýrgos, Greece / pop: 1,134 / local time: 00:39:04.0 2013-06-17

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-06-16 21:39:07

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 23:53 3.5 2 MAP
USGS Crete, Greece Jun 16 23:43 4.0 57 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 23:43 3.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 23:00 2.6 100 MAP
USGS Crete, Greece Jun 16 21:39 5.8 37 MAP
GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 16 21:39 5.8 25 MAP
  • Heraklion - About 40 seconds (including post-earthquakes).
  • Pombia, Greece - I felt my chair moving, while I heard the doors and windows. I was afraid for one time but now it is ok.
  • Mires - we were eating traditional pites anevates with honey and sesame...when suddenly the earthquake strike us..we were horrified and the pites fell out of our mouth..and they were so tasty...we will never forget that moment in our entire life. (via emsc)
  • Crete - Very weak earthquake. I felt it in the mattress. It lasted for approx 10 seconds. (via emsc)
  • Crete - Just like the 6.2 eq (2013-06-15) second wave came with noticable delay. The swinging was again slow and steady. (via emsc)
  • Stavrakia - It did not last as long as the one of 6 on the richter scale. But it felt similar. (via emsc)
  • Heraklion - It was really strong and long. Different shaking than yesterday. Like up and down. Scary. (via emsc)
  • Heraklion - Similar effects as the 6.1 yesterday. Due to the media strike it is important for us to communicate. (via emsc)
  • Heraklion - I am at a hotel and was laying on my bed and felt my bed. It was not scary.
  • Heraklion - Pulsating vertikal movement, lasting almost a minute (via emsc)
  • Cairo, Egypt - Second day in a row to feel such an earthquake (via emsc)
  • Plakias - This is my second time experiencing earthquake. The first one was yesterday!
  • Heraklion - Open window swaying, table and chair slowly moving.
  • Heraklion - THe bed shook for a short duration.
  • Matala - I was lying in bed and felt a shake, followed by a weaker shake - thought I was having a bad dream, but then I heard my water bottle beside me rattle on the table. I asked my friend if she had felt anything and she had too.
  • Agia Galini - Op het moment van de beving zaten wij op het balkon van onze hotelkamer. Stoelen bewogen matig. Schok was door iedereen duidelijk waargenomen.
  • Heraklion - Même faible la secousse était très sensible , un peu paniquant quand meme
  • Sitia Kreta - 16 jun 2013
  • Plakias - De lamp aan het plafond begon te schommelen
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 21:39 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 21:35 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jun 16 12:25 4.1 10 MAP
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea Jun 16 12:25 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 10:37 2.5 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 10:16 2.7 17 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 09:41 2.8 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 08:15 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 16 08:15 4.2 24 MAP
    USGS Crete, Greece Jun 16 08:15 4.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 07:44 2.5 4 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 07:26 3.2 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 05:02 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 04:59 3.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 16 04:32 4.0 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 04:32 4.1 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Crete, Greece Jun 16 04:32 4.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 03:56 2.7 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 03:25 2.9 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 03:18 3.0 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 02:49 2.7 3 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 02:29 2.7 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 01:29 3.3 1 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 01:10 2.9 1 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 16 00:53 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Crete, Greece Jun 16 00:53 4.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 00:53 4.5 48 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 16 00:40 2.6 1 MAP


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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
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    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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