A 5.4 earthquake in the early hours of the morning felt in most of Crete

The epicentre was 51 km SE of Palaikastron at a depth of 10 KM

The area remained active through the night with 10 more tremors recorded magnitude between 3 and 3.6 R

Witness location Ierapetra: Started with furniture creaking and moving and continued with swaying for more than a minute. Felt dizzy afterwards.

Witness location Heraklion: Lasted not more than 10 seconds here. As with all of the earthquakes the past months, I felt that it came in two distinct waves, the first being shorter and lighter (but this may be just due to the properties of the building I live in). It was softer that what I would expect for the magnitude, the depth, and my distance for the epicenter.

Witness location Rethymnon: I felt it – It woke me up

Witness location : Thera (Santorini) (202 km NW from epicenter): A subtle shake but not like the one in Athens last night

Magnitude          mb 5.4


Date time            2015-06-09 21:49:46.3 UTC

Location               34.91 N ; 26.68 E

Depth   10 km

Distances             391 km S of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,500,603 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10

148 km E of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 137,154 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10

94 km E of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece / pop: 10,799 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10

51 km SE of Palaíkastron, Greece / pop: 1,094 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10

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Earthquakes around Crete are a daily occurrence.

To keep up to speed with the latest earthquakes in this area  go to the EMSC site at http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/Map/zoom.php?key=104&typ=euro#2