Latest earthquakes near Irákleion, Crete today

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List of latest earthquakes near Irákleion.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 14, 2024 02:50
(Athens)
M 2.3 64 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 16:49
(Athens)
M 2.1 58 km NNE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 16:35
(Athens)
M 2.0 61 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 10:50
(Athens)
M 2.8 60 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 10:08
(Athens)
M 3.1 203 km ENE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 09:40
(Athens)
M 2.6 46 km NNW
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 06:51
(Athens)
M 2.0 57 km NNE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 04:11
(Athens)
M 2.1 60 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 04:04
(Athens)
M 2.6 58 km NNE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 03:12
(Athens)
M 2.0 58 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 03:05
(Athens)
M 2.3 58 km NNE
from Irákleion
Apr 13, 2024 03:02
(Athens)
M 3.2 58 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 12, 2024 18:49
(Athens)
M 3.1 131 km SE
from Irákleion
Apr 12, 2024 16:36
(Athens)
M 2.4 202 km ENE
from Irákleion
Apr 12, 2024 01:55
(Athens)
M 2.5 203 km W
from Irákleion
Apr 11, 2024 22:34
(Athens)
M 2.2 61 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 11, 2024 21:51
(Athens)
M 2.1 259 km NW
from Irákleion
Apr 11, 2024 16:04
(Athens)
M 2.6 129 km WNW
from Irákleion
Apr 11, 2024 11:17
(Athens)
M 2.3 101 km WNW
from Irákleion
Apr 11, 2024 09:57
(Athens)
M 2.5 48 km NE
from Irákleion
Apr 10, 2024 13:18
(Athens)
M 2.8 183 km SE
from Irákleion
Apr 10, 2024 07:50
(Athens)
M 2.1 105 km WSW
from Irákleion
Apr 10, 2024 07:48
(Athens)
M 2.2 270 km ENE
from Irákleion
Apr 10, 2024 06:04
(Athens)
M 2.0 126 km NNE
from Irákleion
Apr 10, 2024 05:58
(Athens)
M 2.9 137 km NNE
from Irákleion

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Irákleion

Irákleion Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
128 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.3
Apr 14, 2024 02:50

Average

A total of 1280 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Irákleion, Crete in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 128 earthquakes per year, or 10 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Irákleion roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Irákleion in 2020. A total of 308 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Irákleion that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Irákleion with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Irákleion in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Irákleion during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Irákleion (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1203 93.98%
Mag. 5 71 5.55%
Mag. 6 6 0.47%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Irákleion

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.6
On Jul 21, 2017 01:31.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Jul 9, 1956 05:11.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Irákleion occurred on Jul 21, 2017 01:31 local time (Europe/Athens timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.6 and struck 271 kilometers (168 mi) north-east of Irákleion, at a depth of 7 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Irákleion in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Jul 9, 1956 05:11, 166 kilometers (103 mi) north-east of Irákleion. It is the strongest earthquake near Irákleion in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Irákleion, Crete in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Irákleion.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Irákleion.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jul 21, 2017 01:31
(Athens)
M 6.6 271 km NE
from Irákleion
May 2, 2020 15:51
(Athens)
M 6.5 138 km SSE
from Irákleion
Oct 12, 2021 12:24
(Athens)
M 6.4 99 km E
from Irákleion
Apr 16, 2015 21:07
(Athens)
M 6.0 153 km E
from Irákleion
Nov 27, 2019 09:23
(Athens)
M 6.0 179 km WNW
from Irákleion
Sep 27, 2021 09:17
(Athens)
M 6.0 15 km SE
from Irákleion
Sep 18, 2020 19:28
(Athens)
M 5.9 35 km SSE
from Irákleion
Aug 29, 2014 06:45
(Athens)
M 5.8 199 km NW
from Irákleion
Jan 30, 2020 13:21
(Athens)
M 5.7 240 km E
from Irákleion
Dec 29, 2021 07:08
(Athens)
M 5.7 55 km S
from Irákleion

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Irákleion

Nearest earthquakes from Irákleion

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Irákleion, Crete. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Irákleion.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jan 17, 2022 14:47
(Athens)
M 4.3 4 km E
from Irákleion
Jul 22, 2022 12:23
(Athens)
M 4.0 10 km ESE
from Irákleion
Sep 27, 2021 09:27
(Athens)
M 4.1 12 km SSW
from Irákleion
Sep 27, 2021 10:30
(Athens)
M 4.5 11 km E
from Irákleion
Sep 27, 2021 13:23
(Athens)
M 4.3 13 km ESE
from Irákleion
Oct 21, 2021 11:12
(Athens)
M 4.8 14 km SE
from Irákleion
Jul 14, 2022 18:36
(Athens)
M 4.1 15 km ESE
from Irákleion
Jun 4, 2021 04:05
(Athens)
M 4.6 15 km SE
from Irákleion
Sep 27, 2021 10:46
(Athens)
M 4.2 16 km SSE
from Irákleion
Sep 27, 2021 09:17
(Athens)
M 6.0 15 km SE
from Irákleion

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Irákleion

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Irákleion.

When was the last earthquake in Irákleion, Crete?

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Irákleion on the night of April 14, 2024 at 02:50 local time (Europe/Athens). The center of this earthquake was located 64km north-east of Irákleion at a depth of 10km under water in the Aegean Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Irákleion, Crete in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Irákleion, Crete?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Irákleion on the night of July 9, 1956 at 05:11 local time (Europe/Athens). The center of this earthquake was located 166km north-northeast of Irákleion at a depth of 20km under water in the Aegean Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Irákleion since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Irákleion, Crete?

In the past 10 years, 1280 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Irákleion. This averages to 128 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.