Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at 01:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Ionian Sea on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at 01:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Mar 01:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 29 01:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.2.
Mar 29 01:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Mar 29 01:19: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Date & time: 29 Mar 2016 01:05:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.52°N / 20.19°E (Greece)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Zakynthos (pop: 11,500)
78 km (49 mi) SSW of Argostólion (Argostoli) (pop: 9,820)
97 km (60 mi) WSW of Vartholomió (Ilia Prefecture) (pop: 3,070)
107 km (66 mi) WSW of Amaliáda (Amaliada) (pop: 16,800)
112 km (69 mi) W of Pýrgos (Pirgos) (pop: 22,400)
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
420 km (261 mi) SW of Thessaloníki (Thessaloniki) (pop: 354,300)
425 km (264 mi) S of Tirana (Albania) (pop: 374,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.210 kmIonian SeaGFZ
M 5.210.1 kmMar Ionio Meridionale (MARE)INGV
M 5.213 km86 Km WSW from ZandeNOA_HL
M 5.215 km- 63km WSW of Mouzaki, GreeceUSGS
M 5.218 kmJonsko moreSSS

User reports for this quake (15)

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Lakithra, Kefalonia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It shook the bed, but only lasted a few seconds.
Argostoli (Greece, 88 km N of epicenter) : Mouikis , argostoli ..very strong .. (reported through EMSC)
Svoronata (Greece, 83 km NE of epicenter) : It felt strong but was over very quickly. (reported through EMSC)
Kalamaki (Greece, 76 km NE of epicenter) : Was woken up shortly after 1am. The bed was shaking. I put my hand on the wall because I thought I was dreaming but the bed still shook . I was quite scared as we had only been in zakynthos for 1 day. We live in the UK and we are staying in a villa.. scary! (reported through EMSC)
Birkirkara (Malta, 534 km W of epicenter) : An still awake, in the dining room, and felt some vibrations through the floor and heard some metal crockery and ornaments rattle a bit. All was over in 2 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Paola (Malta, 530 km W of epicenter) : Was asleep but woke up due to a few seconds of the wardrobe shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 170 km NE of epicenter) : Με διάαάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Lefkada (Greece, 158 km N of epicenter) : I was going to sleep and I felt my bed shaking a little. Then I heard doors squeaking and the rack with my TV and VCRs was shaking. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 96 km NE of epicenter) : Swaying from side to side (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me . Room was trembling., (reported through EMSC)
Argostolion (Greece, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Lot of traffic movement after tremors (reported through EMSC)
Metaxata (Greece, 79 km NE of epicenter) : In bed asleep. Thought my bed was moving side to side. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 171 km NE of epicenter) : Αισθητός με σχετική διάρκεια 15-20 δευτερολέπτων, αλλά με πολύ μικρές επιταχύνσεις, κλασικός υποθαλάσσιος. (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 169 km NE of epicenter) : With no explanation the light of the room started moving. I didn't feel the quake. I was in my bed. I live in Patras. Some dogs screaming. (reported through EMSC)
Peratata (Greece, 81 km NE of epicenter) : αρκετή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Ionian Sea 29 March 01:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 17 May 2016 01:07 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 14 May 2016 16:55 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 May 2016 11:00 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Apr 2016 22:34 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    12.6 km (7.8 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 13 Apr 2016 08:11 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    14.3 km (8.9 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 29 Mar 2016 21:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Mar 2016 03:54 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at 01:05 (GMT)
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