Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 50 km southeast of Lemesos, Cyprus, on Monday, 29 October 2018 at 12:09 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 50 km southeast of Lemesos, Cyprus, on Monday, 29 October 2018 at 12:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Oct 12:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Oct 29 12:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Date & time: 29 Oct 2018 12:09:14 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.4°N / 33.46°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (24 mi) SSE of Zygi (pop: 526) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SE of Agios Týchon (pop: 2,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Lemesos (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSW of Dromolaxia (pop: 5,240) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SSW of Pergamos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Strovolos (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Paralimni (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Nicosia (pop: 200,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Protaras (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Famagusta (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Cyprus Island (pop: 1,140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.610 kmCyprus RegionGFZ
4.810 kmCYPRUS REGIONEMSC
4.65.9 kmKIBRIS ACIKLARI-GUNEY--(MEDITERRANEAN SEA)KOERI-RETMC
4.910 km- 40km SE of Pyrgos, CyprusUSGS

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Paphos (103.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Limassol / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Larnaca (57.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 4th floor of a concrete built hotel. Gentle oscillation felt whilst lying on bed. Duration about 6-10 seconds.  
Lackawanna ny (9021.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Protaras / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Feeling like on the boat  
Nicosia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
limassol / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
49 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
49 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Limassol / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Larnaca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt shaking while sitting on my sofa for few seconds  
Larnaca town / Light shaking (MMI IV) : No siesta, bed was shaking!  
50.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lamps were swinging in office on 5th level, weak shaking in two waves - about 10 seconds max  
Nicosia pallouriotissa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
limassol / Weak shaking (MMI III)
37.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limassol / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Nicosia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
83.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
86.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt while sitting on couch. Apartment 3rd floor. Felt rumbling for about 5 seconds.  
Nicosia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Working in the 3rd and felt light shaking  
Rngomi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
limassol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mazotos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Larnaka / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Germasogia (47.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Larnaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : M bed was shaking, m doing chat with m frnd, that time, i feel for minimum 4,5 seconds this, Shaking earthquake vand my rooms decorsting charmendier was shaking  
larnaca / Weak shaking (MMI III) : While I was eating my lunch at dinning table and I felt the table was shaking a little bit for maybe 2 seconds.  
Famagusta (93.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
48.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Larnaca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Limassol / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nicosia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Limassol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Larnaca, Cyprus / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking caused by a giant machinery rolling by.  
84.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Larnaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Agios Theodoros / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
78.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limassol (48 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking on 2nd floor.  
Larnaca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt like two quick shakes for couple of seconds while sitting on my coach  
Limassol, Neapolis / Weak shaking (MMI III)
limassol (49.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Little shaking felt on the 3rd floor of a building close to coastline.  
Nicosia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Limassol (51.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Limassol (50.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
49.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tersefanou / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nicosia , Cyprus / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paphos, 8010 (103.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Limassol center / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Horizontal shaking, quite noticable on the second floor of a beulding.  
limassol / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paphos / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
building 3rd floor (86 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Strovolos, Nicosia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Limassol Lordos hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : awakened. Wanted to have a nice afterlunch sleep, but..  
74 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Limassol / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Limassol seafront, Molos (49.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
NICOSIA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : approx. AT 14:10  
48.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Larnaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
85.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 5th floor office shake for about 10 sec  
Nicosia, Cyprus / Light shaking (MMI IV)
limassol / Light shaking (MMI IV)
nicosia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : felt dizziness and realized it was an earthquake.  
Paphos / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
62.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
pyla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limassol / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Limassol / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Limassol / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nicosia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Limassol Marina / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
87.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt a little shaking earthquake @ 2:13 near lefkosa,Ortakoy.  
Limassol, Molos / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
46.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Nicosia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Limassol, Old Town / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
larnaca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
nicosia / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Limassol / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
85.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 5th floor offuce, felt building swinging. (reported through our app)  
לימסול (Cyprus, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Думал что показалось, слегка качнуло (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 83 km NE of epicenter) : DERYNEIA - LITLLE SHAKING FOR 2 SEC (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 57 km N of epicenter) : 9th floor office. Felt slightly movement and saw desks and tv move a bit (reported through EMSC)  
Holon (Israel, 289 km SE of epicenter) : I just woke up after my sleep (i was on my night shift) and felt a weird swaying motion. My dog started tilting his head in confusion but it ended as sudden as it started. (reported through EMSC)  
Paphos (Cyprus, 108 km W of epicenter) : Few seconds shaking (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 86 km NW of epicenter) : Περιοχή Τσέρι. Ελαφρύς. (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 86 km NW of epicenter) : Single movement, not violent but clearly perceptible. (reported through EMSC)  
Larnaca (Cyprus, 58 km N of epicenter) : I putted Nescafé with sugar and water and before I understood what happened it became frape... (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 57 km N of epicenter) : Scary situations (reported through EMSC)  
Larnaca (Cyprus, 57 km N of epicenter) : I felt it while i was lying in bed... my bed started shaking... (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Чувствовала в течение 10 секунд- как-будто кто-то качал меня на кровати. (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Felt a slight wobble whilst in my chair, desk also wobbled briefly (reported through EMSC)  
Agia Triada (Cyprus, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Limassol 4th floor. Swaying motion that lasted quite a bit (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Ο σεισμός έγινε στον θαλάσσιο χώρο έξω από τη Λεμεσό. Στην Κοφίνου έγινε απλά αισθητός. (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 83 km NW of epicenter) : Swaying motion felt by quite a few colleagues in the office here (reported through EMSC)  
Nicosia (Cyprus, 83 km NW of epicenter) : Surely felt it at 14:08 (reported through EMSC)  
Palluryotissa (Cyprus, 82 km NW of epicenter) : Αισθητός αλλά όχι δυνατός (reported through EMSC)  
Kokkines (Cyprus, 57 km N of epicenter) : light felt (reported through EMSC)  
Larnaca (Cyprus, 56 km N of epicenter) : 4th floor building shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Larnaca (Cyprus, 56 km N of epicenter) : Elafri tarakounoma (reported through EMSC)  
Larnaca (Cyprus, 56 km N of epicenter) : At office felt whilst sat down (reported through EMSC)  
Larnaca (Cyprus, 55 km N of epicenter) : Slight movement felt on the 5th floor (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 55 km N of epicenter) : Scary (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 55 km N of epicenter) : We felt it as a medium one, at 3rd floor, 4 or 5 on Richter scale, couldn't be mistaken. Shaking for less than 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Katholiki (Cyprus, 52 km NW of epicenter) : 15 sec shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Agios Ioannis (Cyprus, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Tremor last a few seconds Katholiki Limassol (reported through EMSC)  
Katholiki (Cyprus, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Like a short tremor (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Mild shaking felt in three storey office building. Floor lamp shaken slightly side-to-side, effect was clearly visible. Building could be felt swaying very gently but only very slightly. No obvious building damage. (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Very short. Not strong. 2-3 seconds? (reported through EMSC)  
Agios Stylianos (Cyprus, 50 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted quite a bit. Just a minor tremor (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Living on the 3rd floor of a building. Both me and my wife felt it (while in different rooms) but it didn't seem very big and it didn't last long. (reported through EMSC)  
(Cyprus, 40 km NW of epicenter) : Sounded like someone was stomping around upstairs. Ceiling creaked and the lights shook. (reported through EMSC)  
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