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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Greece on Sunday, 19 January 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Greece on Sunday, 19 January 2020
19 Jan 02:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Jan 19 02:59: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 4.9.
Date & time: Sunday, 19 January 2020 02:52 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.22°N / 20.75°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NW of Póros (pop: 1,100)
9 km (5 mi) N of Tzanáta (pop: 200)
10 km (6 mi) SE of Sámi (pop: 1,300)
86 km (53 mi) W of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
161 km (100 mi) S of Ioánnina (pop: 65,600)
261 km (162 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 19 Jan 02:52 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km GreeceGFZ
Sun, 19 Jan 02:52 UTCM 5.0 / 5 km GreeceEMSC
Sun, 19 Jan 02:52 UTCM 4.8 / 9 km (Greece)NOA
Sun, 19 Jan 02:52 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km GreeceBMKG
2020-01-19 04:52:09 +02:00 (19 Jan 02:52:09 UTC)M 5.0 / 10 km8km ESE of Sami, GreeceUSGS
Sun, 19 Jan 02:52 UTCM 4.9 / 67.5 kmYunanistan (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
Sun, 19 Jan 02:52 UTCM 4.6 / 150 km GreeceBMKG

User reports for this quake (70)

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Sivota Lefkada / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
24.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Lepeda Kefalonia. Es hat kräftig geschüttelt ! (reported through our app)
18.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Vliho / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nidri / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fokata (21.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mavrata / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ithaki (27.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
URBINO (916.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
(Greece, 23 km W of epicenter) : Woke us both up and both stood to attention. It was a few seconds and a flet like swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Kerameies (Greece, 10 km W of epicenter) : Very strong (reported through EMSC)
Tiranë (Albania, 360 km NW of epicenter) : God help every people in the world. I hope those erthquackes aren't from bad people if people do that god curse them. Pray from every family every child and no more so big erthquakes in Albani Greece Italy etc (reported through EMSC)
Durrës (Albania, 366 km NW of epicenter) : Nuk bëni mirë që të bëni komente jo korrekte me fatkësi si këto ! Mos harroni që sapo e kaluam në Shqipëri dhe shumë nga ne janë rrugeve ! Bëhuni dinjitoz o njerëz ! (reported through EMSC)
Tiranë (Albania, 361 km NW of epicenter) : HAARP sistem from America (reported through EMSC)
Tiranë (Albania, 359 km NW of epicenter) : Pse beheni te pa shpirte? Njerez ata njerez ne. Sapo e kaluam nje termet shume te forte dhe na la te gjitheve me pasoja si emocjonalisht dhe shume veta te tjere fizikisht, shume te tjere jane pa shtepi, Solidarizohuni o njerez. Mos u kenaqni me fatkeqesite e tjerve! (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 358 km NW of epicenter) : I hope you are all good (reported through EMSC)
Kavajë (Albania, 349 km NW of epicenter) : Bjeri grekut qr (reported through EMSC)
Gosë (Albania, 338 km NW of epicenter) : Weak but felt it in Vlora (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 95 km E of epicenter) : Πολύ μικρος (reported through EMSC)
Lefkada (Greece, 76 km N of epicenter) : Αισθητός με μικρή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 22 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted 2-3 seconds. Early morning wake up call (reported through EMSC)
Durres (Albania, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Kouragio aderfia...o theos na balei to xeri tou..eyxomai na mhn yparxoun zimies k anthropines apolies..Me agapi apo Albania!!! (reported through EMSC)
Lakithra (Greece, 12 km W of epicenter) : Everything in the house was rattling. Felt really strong and lasted approx 8-10 seconds with a lull in the vibrating about mid-way. Worst I have felt for a long time (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Very noisy heard it coming not a lot of shaking (reported through EMSC)
Poros (Greece, 10 km E of epicenter) : Με ξύπνησε, είχε πολύ δυνατό κούνημα με βουητό. Όλη η γειτονιά ακουγόταν όταν σταμάτησε. Ήταν πολύ έντονος! (reported through EMSC)
Spartia (Greece, 10 km SW of epicenter) : Very strong shake. Woke us up. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 5 km SW of epicenter) : Strong earthquake x woke me up from sleep x (reported through EMSC)
Durrës (Albania, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Durrës... (reported through EMSC)
Tiranë (Albania, 363 km NW of epicenter) : All the time At this hour (reported through EMSC)
Tiranë (Albania, 362 km NW of epicenter) : Not felt here (reported through EMSC)
Farkë (Albania, 357 km NW of epicenter) : Dilni se na iu te gjidhve more pedhjaqa (reported through EMSC)
Bitola (Republic of North Macedonia, 325 km N of epicenter) : I felt thisBitola (reported through EMSC)
Vlorë (Albania, 276 km NW of epicenter) : I was awake and felt the shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Korçë (Albania, 275 km N of epicenter) : Skini pse talleni me kto gjeta (reported through EMSC)
Korçë (Albania, 274 km N of epicenter) : Qr (reported through EMSC)
Korce (Albania, 274 km N of epicenter) : not strong here (reported through EMSC)
Ersekë (Albania, 243 km N of epicenter) : U temben kurvat ju qr (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Very close from zero point. (reported through EMSC)
Sellades (Greece, 112 km N of epicenter) : Just a slight movenment with long duration. Felt because I was in bed almost to sleep. (reported through EMSC)
Patra (Greece, 96 km E of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός στην Πάτρα με σχετικά μεγάλη διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 95 km E of epicenter) : Αισθητός , χόρευαν τα φώτα κι ετριζαν οι πόρτες. Βέβαια ήμουν ξύπνιος , οι υπόλοιποι που κοιμούνται δεν κατάλαβαν τίποτα. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Felt in Agrinio, woke me up. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 83 km NE of epicenter) : It woke me up in Agrinio. Obvious light shaking, I heard the wardrobe in my room. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Κούνησε αρκετά (reported through EMSC)
Lefkada (Greece, 76 km N of epicenter) : ΕΛΑΦΡΥ ΚΟΥΝΗΜΑ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΘΟΡΥΒΟ ΜΙΚΡΗ ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑ (reported through EMSC)
Lefkada (Greece, 76 km N of epicenter) : Μμμ....οκ.... Καλημέρα και ελπίζω να είναι ο τελευταίος σεισμός (reported through EMSC)
Lefkada (Greece, 76 km N of epicenter) : Seriozisht e keni ??Me gjithë atë tmerr që kaloj Shqipëria e juve talleni në këtë mënyrë ?? Përballë fatkeqësive natyrore jemi vetëm/thjeshtë njerëz. Zoti që është lartë na ruajtë të gjithëve. (reported through EMSC)
Palairos (Greece, 73 km N of epicenter) : Διάρκεια, γρήγορες ταλαντωσεις (reported through EMSC)
Lygia (Greece, 71 km N of epicenter) : Very mild. Felt it for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Lygia (Greece, 71 km N of epicenter) : ΔΥΝΑΤΟΣ (reported through EMSC)
Perigiali (Greece, 64 km N of epicenter) : Έντονος, σαν να με έσπρωξε κάποιος (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 63 km N of epicenter) : It woke me up and I felt it for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 61 km N of epicenter) : Well it woke me up! :( (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 61 km NE of epicenter) : Αισθητός. (reported through EMSC)
Katastari (Greece, 36 km S of epicenter) : I heard first sound of the earthquake, then felt very well... (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 31 km NE of epicenter) : Πολύ καλός (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 22 km W of epicenter) : Πάντα χτυπάει Κυριακή! Αρκετή διάρκεια... Λέω τώρα θα τη κάμει αλλά ευτυχώς μαϊνάρησε και πάμε να ξαναμπατάρουμε! (reported through EMSC)
Lixouri (Greece, 20 km W of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός με βουητό. (reported through EMSC)
Farsa (Greece, 19 km NW of epicenter) : Αρκετά δυνατός με βουητό. Φάρσα Κεφαλλονιά. (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 15 km W of epicenter) : Πολύ καλός (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 15 km W of epicenter) : We felt a strong shake (with violent shakes and circles) while in bed which woke us up. The whole house shook,everything loose was rattling, it lasted about 2~3 seconds. Felt strong, compared to most quakes we get here. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 15 km SE of epicenter) : Very strong, and very long shaking. Got stronger toward the end. We are on top on a mountain very close by. (reported through EMSC)
Argostoli (Greece, 15 km W of epicenter) : Very strong and with duration (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 15 km SE of epicenter) : Woke me up, seemed to last a while. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 14 km SE of epicenter) : έντονος υψηλή συχνότητα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Δυνατός με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Δυνατός με διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 11 km W of epicenter) : Kefalonia (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 11 km SE of epicenter) : Felt really strong and noisy , duration and lasted for a long time! (reported through EMSC)
Karavados (Greece, 7 km W of epicenter) : Felt really strong (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Greece on Sunday, 19 January 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 10 Nov 1940 01:39
    | 7.8 |
    90km / 56mi
    |
    80 years ago
    |
    961km / 597mi
    | Romania
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    491km / 305mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    831km / 516mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
    94km / 58mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    975km / 606mi
    | Romania
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    907km / 563mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    297km / 185mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    731km / 454mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    633km / 393mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 09 Feb 1948 12:58
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    638km / 396mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 06 Oct 1947 19:55
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    194km / 121mi
    | Southern Greece
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