Information message about a strong earthquake on the island of Crete, Greece, September 27, 2021

An earthquake (very strong at the epicenter on the SHSI-17 scale) with M = 5.7 occurred on September 27, 2021 at 06:17 GMT (09:17 Moscow time) on the island of Crete, Greece.

Parameters of the earthquake have been determined in the Alert Service (AS) of Information Processing Center (IPC) of Geophysical Survey of RAS in Obninsk with station data obtained from digital and analog seismic stations of Russia, countries of CIS and from abroad. Alert message on this earthquake has been delivered in 8 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 10 stations, accurate processing - with data from 55.

The red marker the map shows the epicenter of the earthquake, the origin of which was on the island of Crete, Greece, at a depth of 10 km, 8 km S-SW of Heraklion, Greece and 326 km S-SE of Athens, the capital of Greece.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 06:17:21.0 35.27 25.11 10.0 55 5.7/31 6.1/35 8 151 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 06:17:25.2 35.19 24.97 33.0 10 5.9/9 5.5-6 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 06:17:22.2 35.11 25.22 10.0 769 Mw 6.0 18 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 06:17:22.3 35.25 25.26 8.7 170 Mw 6.0/51 6.0/99 36 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service