Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Karlovasi, Samos, North Aegean, Greece
Wed, 30 Dec 2020, 14:0014:00 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Karlovasi, Samos, North Aegean, Greece. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Wednesday 30 December 2020 at 3:40 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 5 km below the surface.
4.7 quake 30 Dec 3:40 pm (GMT +2)
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Kallithea (pop. 140) located 19 km from the epicenter, and Drakaioi (pop. 89) 20 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Leka (pop. 410) located 26 km from the epicenter, Kastanea (pop. 160) 26 km away, Kampos Marathokampou (pop. 470) 27 km away, Marathokampos (pop. 1,100) 28 km away, Karlovasi (pop. 6,700) 28 km away, Ormos Marathokampou (pop. 190) 29 km away, and Chios (pop. 24,000) 67 km away.
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Date & time: Wed, 30 Dec 13:40 UTC
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.7957°N / 26.4102°E
Primary data source: NOA