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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - IONIAN SEA on Tuesday, 30 October 2018

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake: Ionian Sea, 25 Oct 2018 22:54, which had occurred 5 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - IONIAN SEA on Tuesday, 30 October 2018
30 Oct 15:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 30 October 2018 15:12 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.52°N / 20.46°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SW of Agalás (pop: 300)
35 km (22 mi) SW of Kampíon (pop: 100)
35 km (22 mi) SW of Kerí (pop: 500)
138 km (86 mi) SW of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
156 km (97 mi) NW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100)
291 km (181 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [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
Tue, 30 Oct 15:12 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmIONIAN SEAEMSC
Tue, 30 Oct 15:12 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmIonian SeaGFZ
Tue, 30 Oct 15:12 UTCM 5.4 / 28.4 kmIonian SeaGeoAu
Tue, 30 Oct 15:12 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmCosta Occidentale Peloponneso (GRECIA)INGV
2018-10-30 16:12:00 +01:00 (30 Oct 15:12:00 UTC)M 5.7 / 10 km- 36km SW of Mouzaki, GreeceUSGS
Tue, 30 Oct 15:12 UTCM 5.6 / 3 kmGrčkaSSS
Tue, 30 Oct 15:12 UTCM 5.5 / 7 km47 Km SW From ZandeNOA_HL

User reports for this quake (112)

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serrone (fr)italy (793.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Vlore albania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Costa Navarino / Weak shaking (MMI III)
kaiafas lake / Weak shaking (MMI III)
67.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
BRINDISI (408.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Paleros / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
128.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
483.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
69.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
pylos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alykes / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Πύργος Ηλείας - greece (91 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Μεγάλη διάρκεια... αρκετά δυνατός
Kyparissia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Sami Kefalonia (82.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting outside and felt the patio shake, also doors inside rattled.
Kerkyra / Weak shaking (MMI III)
67.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt and heard it very much as I was standing and there was a noise inside home. So frightening! (reported through our app)
Zakynthos, Katastari, Chartata / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kyparissia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : kyparissia - leichte Bewegungen im Boden
planos zante / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
74.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tsilivi Zakynthos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
1331.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
44.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting outside waiting for bus the bench swayeda little so noticeable. (reported through our app)
Krestena (Greece, 99 km E of epicenter) : Αρκετα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 141 km E of epicenter) : Απαλή ταλάντωση αρκετά μεγάλη διάρκειας. (reported through EMSC)
Piraeus (Greece, 282 km E of epicenter) : Little tremor (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 137 km NE of epicenter) : Χαλαραααα....!!! (reported through EMSC)
Lixouri (Greece, 81 km NW of epicenter) : Ληξουρι εγινε ενας μικρουλης δν γνωριζω επικεντρο (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 79 km NW of epicenter) : Πλέον συνήθεια κάθε βράδυ το ίδιο (reported through EMSC)
Zakynthos (Greece, 49 km NE of epicenter) : Ξανακουναει (reported through EMSC)
Ampelokipoi (Greece, 409 km NE of epicenter) : Νόμιζα ότι με κούνησαν. (reported through EMSC)
Rigani (Greece, 138 km NE of epicenter) : Παναγία μου δυνατος (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 134 km N of epicenter) : Ήπιος με μεγάλη διάρκεια! (reported through EMSC)
Agia Effimia (Greece, 90 km N of epicenter) : quite short but strong a few seconds long (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Keeps going on (reported through EMSC)
Zakynthos (Greece, 49 km NE of epicenter) : Με ανησυχία λόγω συνεχούς φαινομένου. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 49 km NE of epicenter) : Φοβερός!! (reported through EMSC)
Tiranë (Albania, 426 km NW of epicenter) : Light shake (reported through EMSC)
Tiranë (Albania, 424 km NW of epicenter) : Very long shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Albania, 423 km NW of epicenter) : Light movement (reported through EMSC)
Ohrid (Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of), 399 km N of epicenter) : / (reported through EMSC)
Lushnjë (Albania, 385 km NW of epicenter) : shum pak u ndje (reported through EMSC)
Lecce (Italy, 373 km NW of epicenter) : Gentle short swaying. Lasted maybe 2 seconds. Arrived approx. 2-3 minutes after earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Alimos (Greece, 286 km E of epicenter) : Slight horizontal movement (reported through EMSC)
Agios Ioannis Rentis (Greece, 284 km E of epicenter) : Weak, long duration (reported through EMSC)
Chaidari (Greece, 284 km E of epicenter) : Brief shake (2-3 sec) with big acceleration and cracking sounds. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 237 km NW of epicenter) : Είχε διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 210 km NE of epicenter) : ΙΔΙΑΙΤΕΡΑ ΑΙΣΘΗΤΟΣ (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 179 km E of epicenter) : I was on my bed when Isaw the lights were moving slightly (reported through EMSC)
Sparta (Greece, 179 km E of epicenter) : Τριτος όροφος πολυκατοικίας.Πολύ ελαφριά δόνηση ενώ ήμουν καθιστός.Σπάρτη. (reported through EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece, 154 km E of epicenter) : Not very strong in the city of kalamata but we felt it about 13 seconds or less (reported through EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece, 154 km E of epicenter) : Αισθητός στην Καλαμάτα (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 146 km NE of epicenter) : Quite strong with long duration (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 146 km NE of epicenter) : Νομίζω ότι έχουμε θέμα τελικά.... Πόσες μέρες ακόμα;;;;;;;; (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 137 km NE of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός στην Πάτρα, με σχετικα μεγάλη διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 137 km NE of epicenter) : Μεγάλος σε διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 136 km NE of epicenter) : Μεγαλης διαρκειας. Αισθητος αρκετα με κινηση δεξια αριστερα κ μερικες φορες κυκλικη. Πατρα (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 135 km NE of epicenter) : Μικρός σε ένταση αλλά είχε αρκετή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 135 km NE of epicenter) : Μέτριας διάρκειας. πιθανά με επίκεντρο τη Ζάκυνθο. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 130 km NE of epicenter) : Ήμουν καθιστός και ένιωσα να κουνιέται η γη (reported through EMSC)
Vrachnaiika (Greece, 125 km NE of epicenter) : Mild but had lengthRocking..like a boat. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 123 km N of epicenter) : Light tremmor (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 116 km NE of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός αλλά με πολύ πολύ μεγάλη διάρκεια.... (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 102 km E of epicenter) : Ήμουν ξαπλωμένη κ Ένιωσα ζάλη.Αισθάνθηκα σα να "γλιστράει" το σπίτι (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : Ο πιο δυνατός μετασεισμός από τον κυρίως σεισμό. Μεγάλη διάρκεια. Πρέπει να ήταν αυτός που περιμένανε οι ειδικοί. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : Felt as strong earthquake. Dogs had been barking during movement (not in advance) (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : Πολύ δυνατός ο μετασεισμός στον Πύργο!! Με διάρκεια κοντά στα 30 δευτερόλεπτα (reported through EMSC)
Pyrgos (Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : Στον Πύργο Ηλείας, 4ος όροφος, πολύ αισθητός.... Τα σκυλιά της γειτονιάς γαυγιζαν, ( κατά τη διάρκεια της δόνησης, όχι πρίν) (reported through EMSC)
Pyrgos (Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : Ισχυρός, με μεγαλη διάρκεια, μάλλον ο μεγαλύτερος μετασεισμός ως τώρα (reported through EMSC)
Lixouri (Greece, 75 km NW of epicenter) : Κεφαλονιά αισθητά δυνατός....Μάλλον με επίκεντρο την περιοχή της Ζακύνθου... (reported through EMSC)
Lixouri (Greece, 74 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά μεγάλος. Κουνήθηκε καλά. (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 73 km NW of epicenter) : Δεν ήταν τίποτα πολυ χαλαρός (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 72 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετα αισθητος μεγαλης διαρκειας (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 72 km N of epicenter) : Small shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 67 km N of epicenter) : A very gentle rocking motion that caused my main lights to slightly sway. My wife was standing up and did not feel anything. I was seated on the sofa and just felt a very slight rocking motion. (reported through EMSC)
Zakynthos (Greece, 45 km NE of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός (reported through EMSC)
Kalamaki (Greece, 44 km NE of epicenter) : Ο μεγαλύτερος μετασεισμός μέχρι τώρα ... (reported through EMSC)
Kalamaki (Greece, 43 km NE of epicenter) : Πολυ μεγαλος (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 42 km NE of epicenter) : Strong and went on for a while (reported through EMSC)
Katastari (Greece, 41 km NE of epicenter) : We all ran out of our shop in zakynthos and it is still trembling close to 30 sec the shake itself shook hard for 2-3 secs and then the tremble (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 40 km NE of epicenter) : Καλος (reported through EMSC)
Laganas (Greece, 40 km NE of epicenter) : This was the strongest yet and it lasted too, when is this going to stop I'm tired, given we are so close to the epicentre I don't sleep at night, the movement is constant even the ones that are over 2.8 we can feel , :( (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 38 km NE of epicenter) : This was a strong and long one! (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 38 km NE of epicenter) : Ρε παιδια 6 αρης τι μετρατε (reported through EMSC)
Taranto (Italy, 424 km NW of epicenter) : Scosse abbastanza forti (reported through EMSC)
Vlorë (Albania, 335 km NW of epicenter) : Poso akomi? (reported through EMSC)
Corfu (Greece, 235 km NW of epicenter) : Μεγάλη διάρκεια και αρκετά αισθητός (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 229 km NW of epicenter) : Είχε διάρκεια.Ημουν καθιστός και άρχισα να κουνιεμαι. (reported through EMSC)
Sparta (Greece, 183 km E of epicenter) : Τρίτος όροφος πολυκατοικίας, Σπάρτη.Πολύ ελαφριά δόνηση ενώ ήμουν καθιστός. (reported through EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece, 159 km E of epicenter) : Οχι πολυ ισχυρος εδω! Καλαμάτα (reported through EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece, 159 km E of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κούνημα στον πρώτο όροφο πολυκατοικίας. (reported through EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece, 159 km E of epicenter) : Αισθητός με σχετικά μεγάλη διάρκεια. (reported through EMSC)
Kalamata (Greece, 159 km E of epicenter) (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 159 km E of epicenter) : Hesmeden!!!! (reported through EMSC)
Preveza (Greece, 158 km N of epicenter) : Noticeable with Long duration… (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 154 km NE of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 146 km NE of epicenter) : Πολύ αισθητός και στο Αγρίνιο (reported through EMSC)
Lefkáda (Greece, 145 km N of epicenter) : Αρκετά μεγάλη διάρκεια.. (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 141 km NE of epicenter) : Μεγάλη διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 140 km NE of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός, μεγαλούτσικη διάρκεια. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 137 km NE of epicenter) : Duration was over 1 minute. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 115 km SE of epicenter) : Trifilia arketa aisthitos (reported through EMSC)
Anemochori (Greece, 98 km E of epicenter) : Medium duration trembling with a round movement at the end. (reported through EMSC)
Varda (Greece, 98 km NE of epicenter) : Πολύ αισθητός (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Moderate shake but quite long duration (reported through EMSC)
Lixouri (Greece, 73 km NW of epicenter) : Ληξούρι (reported through EMSC)
Lixouri (Greece, 72 km NW of epicenter) : Καλο ειναι οι σεισμολογοι να πουν την αληθεια... Μας θυμηζει στιγμες τ 2014 στη κεφαλλονια... εντονος ηταν με κυκλυκο κουνημα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 65 km N of epicenter) : αρκετά μεγάλη διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Quiet strong (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 44 km NE of epicenter) : Πολυ μεγαλης διάρκειας!!! Απο τους μεγαλυτερους που εχουμε νιωσει μετα τον κύριο. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 42 km NE of epicenter) : Heard the rumble then the shaking, went on for quite a while (reported through EMSC)

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - IONIAN SEA on Tuesday, 30 October 2018
 

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