Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 43 km southwest of Florina, Greece
Tue, 11 May 2021, 21:4021:40 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Florina, West Macedonia, Greece, was reported only 8 minutes ago by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Greece. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 12:31 am 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.
4.9 quake 12 May 12:31 am (GMT +3)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Pteria (pop. 110) located 0 km from the epicenter.
In Kastoria (pop. 13,400) located 18 km from the epicenter, Argos Orestiko (pop. 7,500) 18 km away, and Korce (pop. 58,300) 26 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Florina (pop. 17,700) located 43 km from the epicenter, Ptolemaida (pop. 30,000) 53 km away, Kozani (pop. 36,500) 66 km away, Ioannina (pop. 65,600) 95 km away, and Véroia (pop. 44,500) 97 km away.
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Date & time: 11 May 2021 21:31 GMT
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.51°N / 21.04°E (Kastoria, West Macedonia, Greece)
Primary data source: NOA
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