Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 80 km southwest of Pýrgos, Greece early evening
Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 16:2816:28 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Pýrgos, Ilia Prefecture, West Greece, Greece, was reported only 9 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 7:17 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.4 quake 24 Apr 7:17 pm (GMT +3)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.9. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Marathopolis (pop. 880) located 53 km from the epicenter, and Filiatra (pop. 7,000) 55 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gargalianoi (pop. 6,300) located 58 km from the epicenter, Kyparissia (pop. 5,000) 65 km away, Chora (pop. 3,500) 65 km away, Pylos (pop. 2,300) 66 km away, Pýrgos (pop. 22,400) 80 km away, and Amaliada (pop. 16,800) 88 km away.
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Date & time: 24 Apr 7:17 pm (GMT +3) local time (24 Apr 2021 16:17 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.06°N / 20.98°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Primary data source: GFZ
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