Earthquake with magnitude of mb 4.6 on date 31-03-2024 and time 10:38:03 (UTC) in region Crete, Greece [Sea: Greece]

A magnitude mb 4.6 earthquake occured in region: Crete, Greece [Sea: Greece], on

  • 31-03-2024 10:38:03 (UTC)
  • 31-03-2024 12:38:03 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 31-03-2024 13:38:03 (UTC +03:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Europe/Athens)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 34.4220, 26.6080 at 9 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
mb 4.6 2024-03-31
34.4215 26.608 9 2024-03-31
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 126336131
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2024-03-31 10:38:03
Latitude 34.4215
Longitude 26.6080
Depth (km) 9 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 126336131


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 19119479
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 12148047
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 60
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 15734700.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 68.781
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.59262
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 4.6
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 21
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 126336131
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-03-31 10:51:32
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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