Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Hit in Crete, Greece

- Time: 2024-04-15 at 06:06:29 UTC
             2024-04-15 at 08:06:29 GMT-2
- Location: 34.39° LAT, 26.17° LON
- Magnitude: mb4.7
- Depth: 20 km
- Provider: EMSC


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Crete, Greece.

The earthquake occurred on one of the D-waves and rotational singularity passing through the region, we highlighted on April 10, 2024, as shown in the image below and here.

D-waves (D stands for Dangerous) are potentially dangerous tectonic waves due to the elevated seismic activity along these waves, including major seismic event and their contribution to the elevation of tectonic tractions (shear- and dynamic traction) in multiple regions worldwide.

Rotational singularity can occur when the fault planes are "infinitely" close to each other or the theoretically infinite shear- and normal tractions are associated with finite (micro)rotations within infinitely small regions (volumes of rocks). In practice, this happens when tectonic waves with low Cosserat lengths (generally) interact with each other within a region. Its shape can be elongated (like e.g. before the Great Noto Earthquake in Japan) or circular.


Picture 2: Regions exposed to higher earthquake-triggering based on the D-wave and rotational singularity.

The earthquake also occurred in an area where we announced HIGH seismic hazard exposure (orange alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Euro-Mediterranean region, on April 15, 2024, available here.


Picture 3: Picture showing high seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

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