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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea (Greece) on Thursday, 28 February 2019

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Ionian Sea (Greece) on Thursday, 28 February 2019
28 Feb 20:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Feb 28 20:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.6.
Date & time: Thursday, 28 February 2019 20:09 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.7°N / 20.85°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Límni Keríou (pop: 300)
3 km (2 mi) SE of Lithakiá (pop: 1,300)
4 km (2 mi) SW of Laganás (pop: 700)
98 km (61 mi) SW of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
134 km (83 mi) NW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100)
254 km (158 mi) W 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
Thu, 28 Feb 20:09 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmIonian Sea (Greece)GFZ
Thu, 28 Feb 20:09 UTCM 4.5 / 10 kmIONIAN SEA (Greece)EMSC
2019-02-28 22:09:25 +02:00 (28 Feb 20:09:25 UTC)M 4.9 / 10 km12km SE of Lithakia, GreeceUSGS
Thu, 28 Feb 20:09 UTCM 4.8 / 42 kmSouthern GreeceBMKG

User reports for this quake (36)

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Zakynthos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Agrinion (113.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
9.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very loud pre-rumble ... Long duration felt allot more than only 4.6.
Agalas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Long quiet shake
Zakynthos / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Anemochori (Greece, 55 km E of epicenter) : Μικρες αποτομες διακεκομενες δονησεις (reported through EMSC)
Pyrgos (Greece, 47 km E of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός! (reported through EMSC)
Ionikо (Greece, 30 km NE of epicenter) : Ειμαι ενας αλλος ζω σε παρανοια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 66 km NW of epicenter) : Very minor swaying. Didn’t last very long - only a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Pyrgos (Greece, 48 km E of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός με διάρκεια!!! (reported through EMSC)
Skala (Greece, 42 km NW of epicenter) : Agree we heard it coming too. Heard rumbles and booms before, but this was a low roar. We're on top a mountain and everything shook. Lasted a while, felt closer and stronger than 4.7 (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 13 km NW of epicenter) : Long duration heard it coming first shook for a long time dogs barking certainly felt bigger than a 4.7 (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 10 km NW of epicenter) : too much noise, mild moving not so spastic (smooth moving) (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 10 km NW of epicenter) : ΡΕ ΠΑΤΕ ΚΑΛΑ 4.7 ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑ 4.5 ΣΕ ΛΊΓΟ ΘΑ ΠΕΙΤΕ ΟΤΙ ΗΤΑΝ 3 ΚΑΡΑΓΚΙΟΖΗΔΕΣ.ΚΑΙ ΑΛΛΗ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΉ ΛΕΕΙ 5.1 (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 8 km NW of epicenter) : Loud and prolonged rumple prior to quake... Preceded quake by 3-4 seconds I should think... (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 8 km E of epicenter) : Αρκετά μεγάλη διάρκεια μέσης εντάσεως (reported through EMSC)
Argasi (Greece, 7 km N of epicenter) : Ζάκυνθος δυνατό κούνημα!! (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 7 km NW of epicenter) : Δυνατό κούνημα, σαν τον πρώτο που είχε κάνει, αλλά ευτυχώς κούνησε μόνο για 5-6 δευτερολεπτα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 4 km NW of epicenter) : Strong, seemed stronger dan 4,5 (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 118 km N of epicenter) : Μικρούλης... (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 118 km N of epicenter) : Long duration! Strong enough ! Agrinio (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 106 km SE of epicenter) : Very long duration but only gentle swaying (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 98 km NE of epicenter) : Απαλό κούνημα. Όχι κάτι ιδιαίτερο. (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 70 km NW of epicenter) : Πιο πολύ ήχος παρα κούνημα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 64 km NW of epicenter) : It didn't feel as strong as a 5 but it seemed to last quite a long time (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 61 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted approx 8-10 seconds. Made bed shake but furniture didn't move. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 47 km E of epicenter) : Πύργος Ηλείας, έντονα αισθητός και μέτρια διάρκεια, ο ισχυρότερος μετασεισμός από τον Οκτώβριο εδώ και πολύ καιρό (reported through EMSC)
Pyrgos (Greece, 47 km E of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 46 km E of epicenter) : Πολύ θόρυβος μικρή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 42 km E of epicenter) : Πολύ έντονη βουή και αρκετά δυνατή δόνηση για περισσότερο από δέκα δευτερόλεπτα, ίσως και δεκαπέντε. (reported through EMSC)
Kato Panagia (Greece, 38 km NE of epicenter) : A light one with a duration of 5 to 10 secs (reported through EMSC)
Planos (Greece, 19 km NW of epicenter) : Δυνατός. Μου θύμισε το μεγάλο σεισμό. Δεν το πιστεύω μόνο 5 ρίχτερ (reported through EMSC)
Zakynthos (Greece, 16 km NW of epicenter) : Strong but short..it seems near the surface,I heard it before it comes (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 15 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετός θόρυβος. Σύντομο δυνατό κούνημα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Strong, heard it coming, increased steadily in strength and faded away. (reported through EMSC)
Laganas (Greece, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Quite strong, scary (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea (Greece) on Thursday, 28 February 2019
 

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