Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 14 km south of Zakynthos, Nomos Zakýnthou, Ionian Islands, Greece, on Friday, 17 January 2020 at 17:47 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 14 km south of Zakynthos, Nomos Zakýnthou, Ionian Islands, Greece, on Friday, 17 January 2020 at 17:47 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jan 17:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Jan 17 17:54: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Date & time: 17 Jan 2020 17:47:39 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.65°N / 20.89°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) ESE of Marathias (pop: 31) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) S of Zakynthos (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSE of Katastari (pop: 1,380) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SW of Arkoudi (pop: 1,310) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Gastouni (pop: 8,110) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Amaliada (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) W of Pýrgos (Pirgos) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Argostoli (pop: 9,820) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SW of Patras (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) SSE of Paxi Island (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) SSE of Antipaxos Island (pop: 20) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.010 kmIonian Sea (Greece)GFZ
4.410 kmIonian Sea (Greece)EMSC
4.525 km(Greece)NOA
4.321 km4km S of Lithakia, GreeceUSGS

User reports for this quake (33)

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96.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Roma via ardeatina (854 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
130.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Lixouri Kefalonia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
(Greece, 116 km NW of epicenter) : Woke up from the noise in the house and the shaking in bed (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 278 km E of epicenter) : Οκ (reported through EMSC)  
Pyrgos (Greece, 33 km NE of epicenter) : My windows were like liquid.. (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 425 km NW of epicenter) : Rr. Dom Bosko, (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 424 km NW of epicenter) : U ndje pak edhe ne Tirane (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 424 km NW of epicenter) : Po e ndjeva (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 424 km NW of epicenter) : I really felt (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 423 km NW of epicenter) : Albania does these things :)) (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 362 km SE of epicenter) : Ευτυχώς έχω το τρομπόνι μου . (reported through EMSC)  
Mollas (Albania, 313 km NW of epicenter) : Po këta të Tiranës nga e ndjenë aman (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 21 km N of epicenter) : Stong scary shaking, but not so long. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 16 km NE of epicenter) : Μεγάλη βοή και αισθητή δόνηση (reported through EMSC)  
Pantokratoras (Greece, 15 km NW of epicenter) : Rolled for a long time (reported through EMSC)  
Pantokratoras (Greece, 15 km NW of epicenter) : Rolled for a long time (reported through EMSC)  
Kichevo (Republic of North Macedonia, 434 km N of epicenter) : It was normal (reported through EMSC)  
Tiranë (Albania, 419 km NW of epicenter) : Ere malaka ta ha skopidhjen (reported through EMSC)  
Kalamata (Greece, 128 km SE of epicenter) : Πολύ ελαφριά αίσθηση (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 86 km NW of epicenter) : Καλουτσικος (reported through EMSC)  
Lakithra (Greece, 62 km NW of epicenter) : Approx 4 seconds of vibration. I was in bed reading and the bed shook and windows rattled. My husband and dogs were downstairs and didn't feel of hear anything (the dogs usually react when they feel a quake) (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 60 km NW of epicenter) : Slight movement x (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 50 km E of epicenter) : Έντονος με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 20 km NW of epicenter) : Καλώς τα μας! (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 18 km NW of epicenter) : Δυνατός (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 18 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά δευτερόλεπτα με βουητό (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 17 km N of epicenter) : 10-15 sec but normal (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 17 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός με βουή και κουνημα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 16 km NW of epicenter) : Very prelonged rocking. No noise, no initial jolt. (reported through EMSC)  
Zakynthos (Greece, 16 km N of epicenter) : Σαν τα χιονιααααα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 16 km NW of epicenter) : Τον αισθάνθηκα πολύ (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes):
  • 17 Mar 2020 05:37 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 15 Mar 2020 14:47 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 12:48 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 19:14 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 10:11 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    14.9 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | NOA_HL | Details
  • 29 Feb 2020 11:56 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Feb 2020 22:56 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 26 Feb 2020 18:07 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 26 Feb 2020 13:17 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 26 Feb 2020 13:05 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Feb 2020 04:29 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 21 Feb 2020 20:25 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Feb 2020 04:48 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 14 Feb 2020 18:56 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 14 Feb 2020 16:28 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 08 Feb 2020 02:55 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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