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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Friday, 26 October 2018

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake: Ionian Sea, 25 Oct 2018 22:54, which had occurred 1 hour and 38 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Ionian Sea on Friday, 26 October 2018
26 Oct 00:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Oct 26 00:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 166.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 26 October 2018 00:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.66°N / 20.37°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SW of Kampíon (pop: 100)
32 km (20 mi) SW of Éxo Chóra (pop: 100)
32 km (20 mi) SW of Maríai (pop: 300)
136 km (85 mi) SW of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
169 km (105 mi) NW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100)
296 km (184 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 26 Oct 00:32 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmIonian SeaGFZ
2018-10-26 01:32:54 +01:00 (26 Oct 00:32:54 UTC)M 4.9 / 10 km- 40km WSW of Katastarion, GreeceUSGS
Fri, 26 Oct 00:32 UTCM 4.6GrčkaSSS

User reports for this quake (15)

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58.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
1134 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Αιγιο / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : At the begining it start like a ship, then it was moving in a SICLE AT LIST 4 MINUTES!!!!
168.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
47.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Alykes Zakynthos / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong shaking. Glasses smashed, furniture moved. Minor cracks in walls.
Naxxar malta / Weak shaking (MMI III)
629.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Piccolo movimento del lampione (reported through our app)
Lixouri (56.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zakynthos / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kalamaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Corfu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Catania (468 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
39.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Argostolion / Weak shaking (MMI III)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Friday, 26 October 2018

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