Very strong earthquake offshore Eastern Crete, Greece

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Update 19:24 UTC : Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects : NO injuries and NO fatalities, always a great sign to see

Update 19:23 UTC  : The earthquake is very shallow but at a safe distance from the coast to aboid serious damage (we think)

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367 km S of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,500,603 / local time: 21:07:43.4 2015-04-16
160 km E of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 137,154 / local time: 21:07:43.4 2015-04-16
107 km E of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece / pop: 10,799 / local time: 21:07:43.4 2015-04-16
53 km SW of Kárpathos, Greece / pop: 2,243 / local time: 21:07:43.4 2015-04-16

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-04-16 18:07:42

Depth (Hypocenter) : 20 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 23:56 2.8 2 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 23:35 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 23:14 2.8 2 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 22:53 2.8 8 MAP
EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Apr 16 22:46 3.8 60 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 22:34 3.3 8 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 22:27 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 22:25 3.0 20 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 21:52 4.2 60 MAP
GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 21:52 4.2 10 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 21:46 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Mediterranean Sea Apr 16 21:24 3.4 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 20:41 3.0 5 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 20:26 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 20:23 3.7 10 MAP
GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 20:15 4.5 30 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 20:05 3.5 100 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 20:01 4.2 2 MAP
GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 20:01 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 19:36 2.9 8 MAP
USGS Karpathos, Greece Apr 16 19:02 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pigadia - Beim schlafen geweckt.
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 19:02 4.9 2 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 19:02 5.0 31 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:59 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:52 4.9 10 MAP
    USGS Palaikastron, Greece Apr 16 18:52 4.8 23 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:52 4.9 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:50 4.2 68 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:50 4.3 16 MAP
    USGS Palaikastron, Greece Apr 16 18:50 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:36 3.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:30 3.5 2 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:23 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:21 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:14 3.6 8 MAP
    USGS Karpathos, Greece Apr 16 18:07 6.0 20 MAP
  • agios nikolaos - Secousse ressentie a 21h15. Pas longtemps mais assez pour me faire stresser.
  • koutsounari-crete - À 21h15 assis sur le canapé. À type d'ondes. Pas de dégâts.
  • Mirtos (Kreta) - Waren langdurige en sterke bevingen
  • cairo - at 20.14 local time
  • Zakros - Une première pour moi ! Bien senti. Tout vibrait
  • Chersonissos - Inside things were shaking. My lamp and curtains the most.
  • Fira, Santorini - Felt earthquake. Slow shaking but lasted for a good 30 seconds
  • cania - Betten haben leicht gewackelt.
  • Rhodes - Felt by us two. Only lasted 30 seconds but everything felt warpy. I was on the toilet and though I'd had too much sun. But I looked over and saw a bottle of water shaking back and forth gently.
  • Heraklion - I was sitting at a table, and suddenly I started feeling shaking. Later it turned out that it wasn't just me, the other members of my family also felt it. When we looked at a wall, we saw a picture moving around, and the lamps on the ceiling were also moving, but not very much. None of our property has been damaged. I don't know about other people.
  • Rhodes - Floor 12 insheraton rhodes
  • Pigadia/Karpathos - Het was meer dan matig en nog al verontrustend schudden, maar veroorzaakte geen schade aan ons apartment in Irene Apartments.
  • Malia - We zaten te schudden op de bank
  • Sitia - we were eating inside of our hotel and the whole building start to shake progressivly to become a strong shaking, it was very impressive during approximately 10 or 15 seconds
  • Ierapetra, Crete - No apparent damage. Swaying lampshades. Slewing dinner table. Lasted about 10 seconds. No warning from the dogs - I thought they were supposed to pick up earth tremors early.
  • Heraklion - We were on the bed and everything started to shake, like someone was moving the bed from a side to another. It was My very first earthquake, since we don't have any in Brazil.
  • Mirtos Crete - No damage..
  • kreta/giourgiopoli - Gedurende ongeveer 30 seconden bevingen gehad. Geen schade aan hotel.
  • Cairo - Live on 9th floor - felt brief but distinct weak shaking.
  • heraklion - 1e experience angoissante pour la fin des vacances
  • Icmeler - about 3 years ago in Icmeler, I was sitting having a Brandy and coke in the room in the hotel when the whole room started shaking, the wife was in the bathroom and did not feel anything so I went out to the reception where the young receptionist was looking shocked and asked did you feel the earth move
  • Creta/Heraklion - My wife and I were on the bed, when it started to shake hard. It took around 20 seconds. It was our very first earthquake.
  • Ialyssos - Felt twice for a couple of seconds. No glass sound but curtains were dancing!
  • Santorini - Deckenleuchte und kleider Im schrank bewegten Sich ca 30 sec.hin und her.kein klirren der Scheiben nur der Boden schwankte. Keine Schäden.
  • Crete - VERY WEAK SHAKING. NO MOVEMENT OF FURNITURE OR FITTINGS. NO DAMAGE.
  • Hersonissos - everything was shaking for over 30 seconds
  • Crete - Felt movement/shaking underfoot, drinks in glasses on table wobbling, minor creaking in structure nearby hotel.
  • crete - Holidaying in crete and felt hotel room on 4th floor shake for about 2 mins. Very scary
  • Rethymno - We could feel the whole building shaking. It was very impressive. Apparently no damages.
  • Milatos - Slow banging type of shaking. Lasted about 15 seconds. No damage.
  • Alanya - Im not sure was it this one but around 21.09 (local time) i was in bed watching TV and suddnly I feel little but intense shaking..it lasted good 10 seconds..
  • Kavousi, Crete - Definitely felt that one!
  • Heraklion - Guest at Marin Dream Hotel, dining at 6th floor restaurant. Significant vibration noticed by everyone in the restaurant. Lasted at least 30 seconds. Followed for a few minutes by minor trembling. No apparent damage.
  • Heraklion - We were sitting in a restaurant when the shaking and rolling began. It felt like the earth was liquid, like waves under us for about 20 - 30 seconds. Lights and glasses were shaking quite strongly. Debated diving under the table but it stopped. No damage but some heart palpitations. Thanks 🙂
  • Finiki - Meine Frau und ich lagen schon im Bett als ca.30 sec lang unser Bett heftig wackelte. Der Einbauschrank fing an zu knirschen und einige Badutensilien sind auf den Boden gefallen. Wir sind fluchtartig in die Stube gelaufen wo unser Hund schon starr und kerzengerade stand. Die Lampe in der Kueche schwing hin und her. Wir sind wirklich erschrocken !!
  • Crete - Shaking building, swimming pool water moving
  • Rethymnon - Felt like a dizzy spell until I noticed the light moving and bed shake
  • Thira, Santorini Island - Slow rolling ear quake. Light fittings swung, building creaked slightly.
  • Elounda - Felt as if it was a dizzy spell, like it was liquid. The whole place shook. Impressive!
  • Fira Santorini - Was reading on on queen-size, heavy bed when I felt the bed move. My husband also felt it on the couch and the light on the ceiling started to swing.
  • Karpathos,Pigadia - biggest one i felt in a will.
  • Elounda - No damage just shaking quite a lot for about 5 seconds
  • mirtos - A shaking bed woke us up-shaking lasted around 10 seconds.
  • Kavousi, Crete - Definitely felt it, lights swayed, floor rocked, first time for me, thought I'd had too much rakí...
  • Kasos,Dodekanese - 16 /04 ZEER STERKE BEVINGEN ROND 21.10H VERSCHILLENDE LICHTERE NASCHOKKEN ROND DE AVOND 17 /04 2 ZWAARDERE ROND 04H EN 05H 1 LICHTE ROND 09.30
  • Karpathos - Lots of earthquakes in Greece but this was a big, scary one. Not aware of damage anywhere.
  • Mirtos - Werden wakker van deze beving of naschok voelbaar in Mirtos. Geen schade.
  • Githio - Voelde trillen in de caravan. Buren voelden het ook.
  • Githio - Wij voelden het trillen ongeveer om 19.30. Buren voelde het ook.
  • Karpathos/Pigadia - Stayed in the kitchen of our apartment and the whole building was moving and shaking. No damage or stuff falling dawn.
  • Pigadia/Karpathos - We woke up because of moving and shaking of our bed and a quite strong vibration sound.
  • Kritsa - Bed was shaking, lamp moving, in total about 20-30 seconds, building vibrating, no damages
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:07 6.1 25 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 16 18:07 6.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO


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    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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