Earthquake Info: Moderate Mag. 5.2 Earthquake – Eastern Mediterranean, 133 km west of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 4:51 a.m. (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude earthquake 5.2 at 79 km depth

April 27 01:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
April 27 01:57: Now uses NOA data updates
April 27 01:59: Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 85.0 to 96.7 km (from 53 to 60 mi). Epicenter location corrected 2.2 km (1.4 mi) to the SE.
April 27 02:15: Depth of hypocenter recalculated from 96.7 to 79.2 km (from 60 to 49 mi). Epicenter location corrected 9.8 km (6.1 mi) to NNE.

Updated Wed 27 April 2022, 02:03

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Kythira, Nomós Piraiós, Attica, Greece

5.2 earthquake April 27 04:51 (GMT +3)

5.2 earthquake April 27 04:51 (GMT +3)

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) reported a magnitude 5.2 earthquake in Greece near Kythira, Nomós Piraiós, Attica just 11 minutes ago. The earthquake struck early in the morning of Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 4:51 a.m. local time at an intermediate depth of 96.7 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies release their report.
A second report was later released by France’s National Seismic Surveillance Network (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same earthquake include the German Geoscience Research Center (GFZ) at magnitude 4.8, the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network at magnitude 4.8, and the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) of magnitude 5.4.
Typically, earthquakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and results may vary, with subsequent reports that come after the first often showing more accuracy.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many people as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Kythira (pop. 280) located 51 km from the epicenter, Gytheio (pop. 4,300) at 103 km and Kissamos (pop. 4,200) at 103 km.
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Date hour : April 27, 2022 01:51:53 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 04:51 (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 79.2 km

Latitude / longitude of the epicenter: 35.907°N / 22.6428°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 35.907°S / 157.357°W
Nearest volcano: Milos (185 km / 115 mi)

Nearby towns and villages:
41 km (26 mi) southwest of Kythera (pop: 281) –> See nearby earthquakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSW of Gefyra (pop: 1,300) –> See nearby earthquakes!
95 km (59 mi) south of Gythio (pop: 4,280) –> See nearby earthquakes!
131 km (82 mi) south of Sparta (Sparta) (pop: 16,200) –> See nearby earthquakes!
133 km (82 mi) WNW of Chania (pop: 53,900) –> See nearby earthquakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Kalamata (pop: 54,100) –> See nearby earthquakes!
177 km (110 mi) WNW of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) –> See nearby earthquakes!
180 km (112 mi) south of Tripoli (pop: 26,600) –> See nearby earthquakes!
192 km (119 mi) south of Argos (pop: 22,200) –> See nearby earthquakes!
250 km (156 mi) SSW of Athens (pop: 664,000) –> See nearby earthquakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Island of Elafonisos (pop: 1,040) –> See nearby earthquakes!
235 km (146 mi) WNW of Island of Crete (pop: 623,100) –> See nearby earthquakes!

Weather at the epicenter at the time of the earthquake:
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Main data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)

Estimated energy released: 4×1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tonnes of TNT) | on seismic energy

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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.

Mag. Depth Location Source
5.2 79 kilometers Greece: 41 km southwest of Kithira PNA
5.1 68 kilometers Greece: CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEA CSEM
4.9 61 kilometers Greece: Central Mediterranean Sea RaspberryShake
4.8 45 kilometers Greece: 50 km southwest of Kithira GFZ
5.4 10 kilometers Greece: Near Athens RENASS
4.9 61 kilometers 41 km on the southwest of Kythera, Greece USGS
5.2 20 kilometers Greece [Sea] INGV
4.9 61 kilometers Greece: Kythera / Mittelmeer ZAMG


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