Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes north of Crete

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake was noted at 6.45 a.m. Greek local time on Friday in the sea region in the southeast Peloponnese, 120 km east of Sparta.

The quake was of long duration, of around 15-20 minutes, and was felt in areas around Greece, including Athens. (First estimations showed a magnitude 5.8 earthquake)

The earthquake had an estimated focal depth of 10 km.

Three minutes later, more seismic activity rocked the same area with a 4.7 quake. At this moment no damage has been reported.

EMSC Report

  • Magnitude: Mw 5.8
  • Region: SOUTHERN GREECE
  • Date time: 2014-08-29 03:45:06.5 UTC
  • Location: 36.67 N ; 23.68 E
  • Depth: 95 km
  • Distances: 145 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 06:45:06.5 2014-08-29
    120 km E of Sparta, Greece / pop: 15,497 / local time: 06:45:06.5 2014-08-29

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