09/17/1303 | 1303 Crete Earthquake


Different epicenters, shown in GHEA. Might be offshore Karpathos (~50-100 km) after Guidoboni and Comastri (1997)? Tsunami pattern justifies this epicentre. Strong damage reported in Egypt probably related to a smaller local event near Cairo (El-Sayed et al. 2000)

Events in the same region
Date Title Region Preferred Magnitude Quality*
0365 Sep 21st 365 Crete Earthquake Hellenic Arc 8.4 B
1303 Sep 17th, 04:23 1303 Crete Earthquake Hellenic Arc 8.3 B
  • GHEA (GHEC v1.0) -Albini P., Musson R.M.W., Rovida A., Locati M., Gomez Capera A.A., and Viganò D. (2014). The Global Earthquake History. Earthquake Spectra, May 2014, Vol.30, No.2, pp. 607-624. http://doi.org/10.1193/122013EQS297 - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 8.30 (8.00-8.30)
Epicenter 34.900°N, 27.500°E
Depth 75 km
Tsunami yes
Paleo-Event no
Quality of Evidence B

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
2014 GHEA (GHEC v1.0) 8.3 (8-8.3)

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