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Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 48 km west of Pigadia, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 8:41 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 48 km west of Pigadia, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 8:41 am (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 48 km west of Pigadia, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 8:41 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 23 km depth

19 Mar 06:44 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 3 minutes.
19 Mar 06:47: Now using data updates from NOA
19 Mar 06:57: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 22.5 km (from 6.2 to 14 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.2 mi) towards NNE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 19, 2023 06:41:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 8:41 am (GMT +2)
Depth22.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.506°N / 26.6876°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode35.506°S / 153.312°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceNOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Nearest volcanoNisyros (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities23 km (14 mi) WNW of Agia Marina (Dodecanese) (pop: 444) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) W of Pigadia (pop: 2,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) NE of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) ENE of Sitia (pop: 8,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) ENE of Agios Nikolaos (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) ENE of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) ENE of Neapoli (pop: 2,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
381 km (237 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) SE of Anaphi Island (pop: 271) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) E of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 13°C (55 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 15 m/s (28 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
3.923 kmGreece: 28 Km W From KassosNOA
3.910 kmCrete, GreeceRaspberryShake
3.92 kmGreece: Ayia Marina / KretaZAMG

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Agios Nikolaos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt my bed and room vibrate and shake  
Kasos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : Very brief jolt (reported through our app)  

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