Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 41 km southwest of Gargalianoi, Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece, on Thursday, 27 September 2018 at 10:21 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 41 km southwest of Gargalianoi, Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece, on Thursday, 27 September 2018 at 10:21 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Sep 10:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Sep 27 10:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.0.
Date & time: 27 Sep 2018 10:21:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.88°N / 21.24°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SW of Marathopolis (Messenia) (pop: 877) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) W of Pylos (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Methoni (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Filiatra (pop: 6,970) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Chora (pop: 3,450) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SW of Kyparissia (Kiparissia) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Zacharo (pop: 5,890) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) WSW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Pýrgos (Pirgos) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) WSW of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) SW of Euboea Island (pop: 198,100) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) WSW of Nisi Agkistri Island (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.010 kmSouthern GreeceGFZ
5.120 kmCosta Occidentale Peloponneso (GRECIA)INGV
5.210 km- 28km W of Methoni, GreeceUSGS
5.120 kmSouthern GreeceGeoAu
5.14.2 km36 Km SW from PilosNOA

User reports for this quake (50)

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Laganas zante Ionis art hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt my hotel move. This was aprox around 3.30ish am laganas zante  
Vasilikos, Island of Zakynthos (103.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : l was sat indoors when the chair l was sat on began to wobble from side to side, l ran outside when l saw the light fixture swaying. it lasted 2minutes at most  
Tsillivi (109.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alikanas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
serrone (fr)ser 175km dall' epicentro (892.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Alykes / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like someone was trying to shake my chair  
Zakynthos / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tsilivi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kalamata Greece / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lasted about 30 to 45 seconds of swaying from top floor  
Chandrinos (48.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Koroni (63.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
102.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Methoni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zakinthos (136.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
14 km north of Pylos between Handrinos and Platano / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kamaria 24006 Greece / Light shaking (MMI IV)
108.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tsilivi Zakynthos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Finikounda (Messinias), Camping Anemomilos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : nearly the same than at 28.Sept.2016  
Kalamaki / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
114.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
kiparissia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : ganz leichtes Rütteln, keine Geräusche wie Türenklappern, Gläserklirren etc  
L (100.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight rocking sensation when sitting down. Others in the hotel experienced the same thing  
Pyla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Varakes / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kalamata / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Koroni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tsivili / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Araxos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
100.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Laganas, Zakynthos / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kalamata / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it here in Kalamata  
Kalamata / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Zante / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Vassilikos Zakyntos / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Zante / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sitting on our bed and felt it shake very lightly  
Laganas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kalamata (Greece, 77 km NE of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός και με μεγάλη διάρκεια... Πάνω από 30 Δευτέρα κούναγε.. Περιοχή Μεσσήνη Καλαμάτας (reported through EMSC)  
Bodrum (Turkey, 541 km E of epicenter) : Hissetmedim (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 126 km NW of epicenter) : This was my first ever experience, I am staying in Tsilvili, Greece. I was relaxing on my bed after having had a Swedish massage and initially thought I was having a dizzy spell and then realised the bed was moving as was the bathroom door, curtains and head board decoration! I stood up and had to get my footing. It lasted probably around 30-40 seconds. I asked the waitress downstairs if she felt anything, to which she had not much to my surprise. She then came and told me that yes there had been an earthquake. Thank you (reported through EMSC)  
Pyrgos (Greece, 104 km N of epicenter) : Ήταν δυνατός (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 118 km NW of epicenter) : A good shake felt the four story house move. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 102 km N of epicenter) : Not quite sure (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 41 km NE of epicenter) : Gialova! (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 259 km N of epicenter) : All hotel residents felt shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Agrinio (Greece, 205 km N of epicenter) : Μέτριος σε διάρκεια. Αρκετά αδύναμος στην περιοχή του Αγρινίου. (reported through EMSC)  
Dorizata (Greece, 162 km NW of epicenter) : Slight vibration lasted about 4 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 100 km N of epicenter) : Οχι και 5.4, μην τρελαθουμε. Ενα 3αρακι απαλο ηταν (reported through EMSC)  
Kalamata (Greece, 79 km NE of epicenter) : It was a very small earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 78 km NE of epicenter) : Ασθενής δόνηση με μικρή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 11 Nov 2018 12:52 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    9.3 km (5.8 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 11 Nov 2018 00:32 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    9.8 km (6.1 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 09 Nov 2018 12:40 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    14.4 km (8.9 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 01 Nov 2018 01:11 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    5.7 km (3.5 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 20 Oct 2018 19:39 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    5.5 km (3.4 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 10 Oct 2018 18:25 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    4.2 km (2.6 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 06 Oct 2018 12:20 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    4.4 km (2.7 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 03 Oct 2018 15:41 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    8.5 km (5.3 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 01 Oct 2018 06:13 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    5.8 km (3.6 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 29 Sep 2018 14:13 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Sep 2018 09:04 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details

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