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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 9 km southwest of Galaxidi, Phocis, Central Greece, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:46 GMT

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 9 km southwest of Galaxidi, Phocis, Central Greece, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:46 GMT Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 9 km southwest of Galaxidi, Phocis, Central Greece, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:46 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 2 km depth

30 Mar 10:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
Mar 30 10:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Mar 30 10:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 30, 2019 10:46:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.3
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.33°N / 22.3°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode38.33°S / 157.7°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt74 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoSousaki (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) SW of Galaxidi (pop: 3,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Aigio (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Patras (pop: 168,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) WSW of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (44 mi) NW of Corinto (pop: 30,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Agrinio (pop: 46,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) NNW of Argos (pop: 22,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) W of Thebes (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) N of Tripoli (pop: 26,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) WNW of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) NW of Nisi Agkistri Island (pop: 1,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (93 mi) W of Euboea Island (pop: 198,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
418 km (260 mi) NW of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.32 kmGreeceEMSC
5.210 kmGreeceGFZ
5.310 kmGreeceGeoAu
5.320 kmGreeceINGV
5.714 kmGreeceBMKG
5.210 km6km SSW of Itea, GreeceUSGS
5.24 kmGrčka (Greece)SSS

User reports for this quake (303)

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near Galaxidi, Phocis, Central Greece (4.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 11 km from epicenter .Having lunch on a deck in Delphi while on tour. 10 secon  
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Piraeus / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kamena Vourla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Piraeus (123.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Thessalonians / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Lyon south (1649.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Wtf is it ??  
Drapetsona, Nomos Piraios, Attica (123.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Koropi, Athens / Light shaking (MMI IV)
athens / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Filothéi, Nomarchia Athinas, Attica (133.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Diakopto / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong shakings  
Pyrgos / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt vibrations through chair on hard surface. Slightly more intense than heavy vehicle passing nearby.  
Rafina (154 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nafplio / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
39 km of Methoni, Peloponnese (205.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Athen / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Athens / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Gentle swaying felt when sitting down  
Athens / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 9th floor  
athens / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Athens, Neo Patission. 5Th and last floor / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Athens, Neo Patission. 5Th and last floor I was in bad and it started to shake. Really bad feeling!  
Itea (15.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Patras,,,,yes I felt,it,,,,I even heard it!!!! / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Athens, Greece (Neos Kosmos) / Light shaking (MMI IV) : seemed to shake side to side...felt two of them, like it stopped in between. side to side motion and the building could be heard creeking.  
Trion Ierarchon Petralona Athens / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed was shaking with me on it plus the furnitures on my bedroom and the Windows was like ready to explose.  
Train ierarchon 105 Athens (129.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Acharnes / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Athens / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very scary, first time experiencing an earthquake  
Athen / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : The bed was shaking a little bit, it lasts this way for 1,5 minutes.  
Paleo Faliron Athens (134.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting down, I felt I was in a rocking chair. Pictures on walls moving  
Ilion / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It lasted around 2 or 3 seconds  
Athens / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 20, 2019 21:04
3 years ago
2.8

7 km
Ionian Sea, 6.8 km NE of Aigio, Achaea, Western GreeceMore
Mar 30, 2019 16:21
3 years ago
2.6

1 km
Ionian Sea, 10.4 km SW of Galaxidi, Phocis, Central GreeceMore
Mar 30, 2019 14:25
3 years ago
2.7

4 km
Nisida Agios Konstantinos, 5.4 km E of Lidoriki, Phocis, Central GreeceMore

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