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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Ionian Sea on Tuesday, 25 December 2018
25 Dec 01:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Dec 25 01:48: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Date & time: Tuesday, 25 December 2018 01:41 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.46°N / 20.81°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) S of Kerí (pop: 500)
25 km (15 mi) S of Límni Keríou (pop: 300)
28 km (17 mi) S of Agalás (pop: 300)
119 km (74 mi) SW of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
124 km (77 mi) NW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100)
262 km (163 mi) SW of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 25 Dec 01:41 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmIonian SeaGFZ
Tue, 25 Dec 01:41 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmIONIAN SEAEMSC
2018-12-25 02:41:27 +01:00 (25 Dec 01:41:27 UTC)M 4.8 / 10 km- 39km S of Lithakia, GreeceUSGS
Tue, 25 Dec 01:41 UTCM 4.6 / 12.3 km48 Km S From ZandeNOA_HL

User reports for this quake (15)

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Vasilitsi (122.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : My bedside table vibrated and woke me up!
Zante / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up
30.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quite the shake ,woke us up, scary, hopefully this is that aftershock the seismologists were expecting (reported through our app)
Peratata (Greece, 89 km NW of epicenter) : A few seconds of vibration furniture (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 68 km NE of epicenter) : Ακόμα ένας μετασεισμός από τον Οκτώβριο.. Στον Πύργο Ηλείας, μεγάλη διάρκεια και σταθερό κούνημα (reported through EMSC)
Lefkada (Greece, 160 km NW of epicenter) : Felt (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 93 km SE of epicenter) : Just a small jolt (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Little wobble! (reported through EMSC)
Gastouni (Greece, 65 km NE of epicenter) : Δεν ήταν πολύ δυνατός! (reported through EMSC)
Amaliada (Greece, 64 km NE of epicenter) : Barely noticed (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 63 km NE of epicenter) : Ελπιζω να μην ειναι προσεισμος (reported through EMSC)
Vartholomio (Greece, 63 km NE of epicenter) : Καλός με βουή σχετική... (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 62 km NE of epicenter) : Κράτησε λιγάκι. Απλά αισθητός. Τπτ ιδιαίτερο. Ευχή να μην έχουμε μεγαλύτερο. (reported through EMSC)
Pyrgos (Greece, 62 km NE of epicenter) : Κλασικός μετασεισμός, πέστε για ύπνο. (reported through EMSC)
Laganas (Greece, 38 km N of epicenter) : Woke us up ! Scary , hope this is that big aftershock the seismologists were talking about had to happen and this nightmare is over, haven't slept well since September (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea on Tuesday, 25 December 2018

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