Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 06:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Ionian Sea on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 06:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Dec 06:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Dec 13 06:33: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 13 Dec 2018 06:26:42 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.61°N / 20.66°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SW of Lithakia (Zákynthos) (pop: 1,310)
26 km (16 mi) SSW of Katastárion (Zákynthos) (pop: 1,380)
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Gastoúni (pop: 8,110)
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Amaliáda (Amaliada) (pop: 16,800)
65 km (41 mi) SSE of Argostólion (Argostoli) (pop: 9,820)
69 km (43 mi) W of Pýrgos (Pirgos) (pop: 22,400)
118 km (73 mi) SW of Patrai (pop: 168,000)
229 km (142 mi) S of Ioannina (pop: 65,600)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmIonian SeaGFZ

User reports for this quake (22)

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Katastari (24.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very obvious but short lived
57.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Zakynthos (Greece, 31 km NE of epicenter) : μετριος με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
Lakithra (Greece, 63 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted 5-6 seconds, rumbling noise and furniture shook (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 62 km NW of epicenter) : Long rolling motion afterwards (reported through EMSC)
Zakynthos (Greece, 31 km NE of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός και με διάρκεια!! (reported through EMSC)
Kato Neochoropoulo (Greece, 226 km N of epicenter) : Γιάννενα, συντομος (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 132 km NE of epicenter) : Just one second (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 131 km NE of epicenter) : Αισθητός και στο Αγρίνιο (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 119 km NE of epicenter) : Very small movment (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 65 km NW of epicenter) : It was a noticeable quake. (reported through EMSC)
Skala (Greece, 53 km N of epicenter) : Were on top of a mountain breast Skala, this one has long rumble and house shake. First one to scare the dog! (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 53 km N of epicenter) : Felt the rumble in koroni (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 31 km NE of epicenter) : A lot of noise preceeded the tremble. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 30 km NE of epicenter) : It lasted for many seconds (reported through EMSC)
Zakynthos (Greece, 29 km NE of epicenter) : Loud rumble preceded the earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Kalamaki (Greece, 28 km NE of epicenter) : Short but strong (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 27 km NE of epicenter) : House shook for a few seconds, strongest one for a while (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 27 km NE of epicenter) : Felt this one quite clearly don’t usually feel them when stood up no noise just swaying and cats ran out of house (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 25 km NE of epicenter) : Καλος τόνε (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 22 km NE of epicenter) : Not very strong but looong! (reported through EMSC)
Lithakia (Greece, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Αισθητός και με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Ionian Sea 13 December 06:26 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (281 quakes):
  • 09 Feb 2019 21:57 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Feb 2019 15:26 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Feb 2019 16:30 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Feb 2019 09:02 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 06 Feb 2019 07:14 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6.8 km (4.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 06 Feb 2019 04:53 UTC
    | M 1.8 |
    10.5 km (6.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 05 Feb 2019 23:10 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    8.9 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 05 Feb 2019 12:01 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Feb 2019 12:54 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 04 Feb 2019 05:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Feb 2019 03:04 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    15.5 km (9.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 04 Feb 2019 01:27 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    17.1 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 04 Feb 2019 00:47 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    13.7 km (8.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 03 Feb 2019 23:53 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    14.6 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 03 Feb 2019 23:47 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    13.4 km (8.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 03 Feb 2019 23:41 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    13.9 km (8.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 06:26 (GMT)
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