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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea (Greece) on Saturday, 16 May 2020

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake  - Ionian Sea (Greece) on Saturday, 16 May 2020
16 May 08:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
May 16 08:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.3.
Date & time: Saturday, 16 May 2020 08:29 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.85°N / 20.9°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NE of Plános (pop: 700)
5 km (3 mi) N of Akrotíri (pop: 200)
6 km (4 mi) NE of Nerómylos (pop: 100)
85 km (53 mi) SW of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
140 km (87 mi) NW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100)
248 km (154 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 16 May 08:29 UTCM 4.3 / 10 kmIonian Sea (Greece)GFZ
Sat, 16 May 08:29 UTCM 4.3 / 27 kmSouthern GreeceEMSC
Sat, 16 May 08:29 UTCM 4.3 / 27 km (Greece)NOA
2020-05-16 10:29:44 +02:00 (16 May 08:29:44 UTC)M 4.4 / 10 km6km NNE of Zakynthos, GreeceUSGS
Sat, 16 May 08:29 UTCM 3.8 / 10 kmGrčka (Greece)SSS

User reports for this quake (19)

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18.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
(Greece, 97 km NE of epicenter) : Έντονο τράνταγμα,αν διαρκούσε περισσότερο θα έπεφταν αντικείμενα μέσα στο σπίτι. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 29 km NW of epicenter) : Very minor movement (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 18 km SW of epicenter) : Gentle rocking (reported through EMSC)
Corinthe (Greece, 167 km E of epicenter) : Γκαντεμοσκυλοοοο (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 86 km N of epicenter) : Και Αγρίνιο αισθητός ήπια. (reported through EMSC)
Agrinio (Greece, 86 km N of epicenter) : Αγρίνιο ελαφρύ κούνημα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 66 km NE of epicenter) : Ζακυνθος (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Very short duration, no sound at all. (reported through EMSC)
Epitalio (Greece, 52 km SE of epicenter) : Light Shake (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 45 km SE of epicenter) : Πύργος Ηλείας, ιδιαίτερα αισθητή η δόνηση, με διάρκεια περίπου 15 δευτερόλεπτα (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Very slight movement (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 33 km NE of epicenter) : Βαρδα Ηλείας καλός ήταν (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 31 km SE of epicenter) : Γρήγορος αλλά αισθητός (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 29 km NW of epicenter) : Short bump. Didn’t last very long (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 21 km E of epicenter) : Αρκετά αισθητός. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 21 km S of epicenter) : Σύντομος, δυνατός θόρυβος, δυνατό τράνταγμα. (reported through EMSC)
Pyrgos (Greece, 17 km SE of epicenter) : Very profound movement only lasted a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 12 km SE of epicenter) : Opala (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea (Greece) on Saturday, 16 May 2020

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