Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near Astypalaia, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece

Astypalaia, Dodecanese,

An intermediate magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported early in the morning near Astypalaia, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece.

According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the quake hit on Thursday, January 4th, 2024, at 3:18 am local time at an intermediate depth of 93.1 km. The quake's exact magnitude, epicentre, and depth might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations or as other agencies issue their reports.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC), which listed the quake at magnitude 2.5. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.2.

According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that many people felt the quake and did not cause any damage. In Astypalaia (pop. 1,100, 49 km away), Emporeio (pop. 1,900, 55 km away), Messaria (pop. 1,200, 57 km away), Fira (pop. 2,400, 59 km away), and Oia (pop. 3,400, 65 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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