M 6.6 in Greece on 12 Oct 2021 09:24 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 34.88 , 26.4
Event Date: 12 Oct 2021 09:24 UTC
12 Oct 2021 11:24 Local
Exposed Population: 90 thousand in 100km
Source: GEOFON gfz2021tzpm
Inserted at: 18 Oct 2021 15:18 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.5 (Greece)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
GEOFON 0 0.3 0.3
gfz2021tzpm Scaled population (vector) 4.82 Max wave alert 0.31m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0.31m  
  C2 earthquake 0      
  Country Vulnerability -0.61      
  INFORM_normalised 0.69      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1401763 0.3 12 Oct 2021 09:24 6.6M, 10km N/A 90 thousand (in 100km) 0.3m (at 00:12) 6d 05:54 GEOFON
1401766 0.8 12 Oct 2021 09:24 6.4M, 10km 8.28 20 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 0.1m (at 00:07) 6d 05:54 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Greece , Region of Crete (population 537,807) . The nearest places are Káto Zákros, Zákros, Gaïdhourás, Ziros, Palaíkastron, Lithinai, Praisós, Ayía Fotiá, Makriyialos, Koutsouras, and Ierapetra.

Radius Population
100 km 91000 people
75 km 62000 people
50 km 21000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Crete Greece 530000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Káto Zákros Lasithi Greece Village - 28 km
Zákros Lasithi Greece Village - 31 km
Gaïdhourás Greece Village - 32 km
Ziros Lasithi Greece Village - 36 km
Palaíkastron Lasithi Greece Village - 38 km
Lithinai Greece Village - 40 km
Praisós Lasithi Greece Village - 41 km
Ayía Fotiá Lasithi Greece Village - 42 km
Makriyialos Greece Village - 43 km
Koutsouras Greece Village - 44 km
Vái Lasithi Greece Village - 45 km
Sitia Lasithi Greece City 11000 people 46 km
Skopi Kriti Greece Village - 48 km
Mouliana Kriti Greece Village - 49 km
Skopi Lasithi Greece Village - 51 km
Sfáka Lasithi Greece Village - 52 km
Koutsounára Greece Village - 54 km
Kavoúsi Lasithi Greece Village - 56 km
Káto Khorió Lasithi Greece Village - 59 km
Ierapetra Greece Village 11000 people 62 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Sitia JSH 122 Civ. Paved No 2300 46 km
Essey KSJ 10 Civ. Paved No 3200 76 km
Karpathos AOK 6 Civ. Paved Yes 6800 91 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Sitia GRJSH Greece 44 km
Ierapetra Greece 62 km
Kasos Island Greece 68 km
Aghios Nikolaos Greece 72 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bramianos Bramianos 1986 67 km

More information

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