Information message about a strong earthquake on the east coast of Crete, Greece, 12 October 2021

An earthquake (at the epicenter destructive on the SHSI-17 scale) with M = 6.2 occurred on October 12, 2021 at 09:24 GMT (12.24 Moscow time) on the east coast 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 9 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 17 stations, accurate processing - with data from 71.

The red marker the map shows the epicenter of the earthquake, the origin of which was on the east coast of Crete, Greece, at a depth of 10 km, 118 km E-SE of Heraklion, Greece and 403 km 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 09:24:04.0 35.06 26.38 10.0 71 6.2/56 6.4/47 8.5-9 139 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 09:24:07.0 35.21 26.09 33.0 17 6.2/16 6-6.5 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 09:24:02.7 34.79 26.34 10.0 380 Mw 6.3 119 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 09:24:03.8 35.19 26.26 10.0 135 5.8/6 6.2/99 20 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service