Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 58 km south of Hydra, Nomos Piraios, Attica, Greece, on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 07:27 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 58 km south of Hydra, Nomos Piraios, Attica, Greece, on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 07:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 92 km depth

17 Aug 07:29 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Aug 17 07:31: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.0 to 144.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 144.0 to 92.0 km.
Update Mon, 17 Aug 2020, 08:12
Moderate magnitude 5 earthquake felt in southern Greece
A moderate mag 5 quake occurred in southern Greece on 17 Aug 2020.
A moderate mag 5 quake occurred in southern Greece on 17 Aug 2020.
A relatively deep (92 km) magnitude 5 earthquake occurred this morning in the Aegean Sea between Attika and Milos Island, at 10:27 local time.
Its epicenter was located 119 km S of the capital Athens or 55 km SE of the popular holiday island of Hydra. Many people in Attica, the eastern Peloponnese, southern Saronic Gulf and Milos island reported to have felt a light shaking. Due to its depth and distance from coasts, the quake has no potential to cause damage.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Aug 17, 2020 07:27:02 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 92.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.85°N / 23.67°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 36.85°S / 156.33°W
Nearest volcano: Milos (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) E of Gérakas (pop: 120) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Hydra (Nomós Piraiós) (pop: 1,900) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ENE of Gefyra (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) E of Molaoi (pop: 3,020) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Kranidi (pop: 4,010) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SSE of Poros (pop: 3,650) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Skala (pop: 2,820) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) E of Gythion (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SE of Argos (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) W of Nisi Kimolos Island (pop: 910) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NW of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> 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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.092 kmSouthern GreeceGFZ
5.083 kmSouthern GreeceEMSC
5.290 km (Greece)NOA
5.1103 kmSouthern GreeceGeoAu
4.784 kmYunanistan (Greece)KOERI-RETMC
5.110 kmSouthern GreeceBMKG
5.196 kmSouthern Greece [Sea: Greece]INGV
5.094 km51 km SSE of Ýdra, GreeceUSGS

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St Julians, Malta (828.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : windows rattled, suspended light fittings swinging slightly, desk shaking, only felt for a minute or so  
Birżebbuġa (825.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Today earthquake. Philippines. Region 5. Province (10005.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Suffers earthquake. Experienced rotation of land.  
Perama, Rethymno, Crete (182.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Chania (152.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pellezzano, Provincia di Salerno, Campania (882.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Agia Varvara, Nomarchía Athínas, Attica (127 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Chania, crete (152.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
near Gefyra, Laconia, Peloponnese (66.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kallithea, Nomarchía Athínas, Attica (122.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Asopos, Laconia, Peloponnese (73.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong shakinng (reported through our app)  
San Pawl il-Baħar (832.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hiraklion / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My first earthquake, I felt it sat down in the sofa top floor of block of flats, not felt by greeks in building haha  
USA Va / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Egypt / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Vounaria / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
heraklion / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kreta / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
malta / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Malta / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Spetses / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lefka / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Porto heli / Weak shaking (MMI III)
piraeus, greece / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Malta / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Voula Athens / Weak shaking (MMI III)
İçmeler (Turkey, 403 km E of epicenter) : Slightly rumble in southern Turkey (reported through EMSC)  
Agía Galíni (Greece, 221 km SE of epicenter) : Chania, Crete (reported through EMSC)  
(Malta, 842 km W of epicenter) : Rolling (reported through EMSC)  
Tarxien (Malta, 833 km W of epicenter) : Felt in from Malta.. (reported through EMSC)  
Pendik (Turkey, 652 km NE of epicenter) : Çırpınırdı ege denizi hasduuur haaydiii (reported through EMSC)  
Brindisi (Italy, 649 km NW of epicenter) : Breve scuotimento Brindisi (reported through EMSC)  
Istanbul (Turkey, 642 km NE of epicenter) : Geberin itler (reported through EMSC)  
Tirana (Albania, 594 km NW of epicenter) : Cameria.... (reported through EMSC)  
Ambelókipoi (Greece, 268 km W of epicenter) : Βουή σαν χτύπος και τριξιμο σπιτιού. Ζάκυνθος. (reported through EMSC)  
Mourniés (Greece, 162 km S of epicenter) : Αισθάνθηκα το κούνημα... (reported through EMSC)  
Galatás (Greece, 159 km S of epicenter) : Κουνημα στο αμάξι από χανια (reported through EMSC)  
Vívlos (Greece, 152 km E of epicenter) : Nothing (reported through EMSC)  
Bergama (Turkey, 391 km NE of epicenter) : Not felt (reported through EMSC)  
Irákleion (Greece, 219 km SE of epicenter) : Barely felt tremor. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 218 km SE of epicenter) : Short duration, weak vertical motion (reported through EMSC)  
Rethymno (Greece, 186 km S of epicenter) : Μια δυνατή κίνηση (reported through EMSC)  
Kalyves (Greece, 168 km S of epicenter) : Felt a move sort of gliding left, right (reported through EMSC)  
Mourniés (Greece, 162 km S of epicenter) : Στα χανια ! (reported through EMSC)  
Chaniá (Greece, 159 km S of epicenter) : Σύντομος, αλλά αισθητός! (reported through EMSC)  
Chaniá (Greece, 159 km S of epicenter) : Felt a 2x2sec shuffle in Chania (reported through EMSC)  
Chaniá (Greece, 159 km S of epicenter) : Crete. Everything rattling and shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Laíika (Greece, 145 km W of epicenter) : Μικρή δόνηση (reported through EMSC)  
Kalamata (Greece, 143 km W of epicenter) : Μικρός σε διάρκεια αλλά και σε ένταση.Ολα καλά ... (reported through EMSC)  
Kalamata (Greece, 143 km W of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κούνημα, Καλαμάτα (reported through EMSC)  
Kalamata (Greece, 143 km W of epicenter) : Light shake (reported through EMSC)  
Kalamata (Greece, 143 km W of epicenter) : Καλαμάτα λίγο κούνημα για 15 δευτερόλεπτα. (reported through EMSC)  
Khalándrion (Greece, 123 km N of epicenter) : Ελαφρό κούνημα Χαλάνδρι (reported through EMSC)  
Peristéri (Greece, 122 km NW of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κούνημα. Περιστέρι (reported through EMSC)  
Magoúla (Greece, 118 km W of epicenter) : I felt it and I live in Sparti. It was two quick shakes. Lasted secs. (reported through EMSC)  
Zográfos (Greece, 117 km N of epicenter) : Αισθητος, Γουδή Αθήνα, 2 sec (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 116 km N of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 116 km N of epicenter) : It was a slight movement, lasted a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Drapetsóna (Greece, 115 km NW of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κούνημα 3 Δευτέρα περίπου (reported through EMSC)  
Kallithéa (Greece, 114 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it while I was sitting on my chair .. light shake no sound .. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 114 km N of epicenter) : Seemed to last for quite a while (reported through EMSC)  
Palaió Fáliro (Greece, 112 km NW of epicenter) : Διήρκησε πολύ ωρα (reported through EMSC)  
Argyroúpoli (Greece, 109 km N of epicenter) : 15 to 20 sec movement. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 108 km N of epicenter) : Woke me up from a sound sleep (reported through EMSC)  
Náfplio (Greece, 108 km NW of epicenter) : Αισθητός, μικρής διάρκειας γύρω στα 5 δευτερόλεπτα (reported through EMSC)  
Náfplio (Greece, 108 km NW of epicenter) : Ναυπλιο (reported through EMSC)  
Kýthira (Greece, 107 km SW of epicenter) : Οριζόντιο κούνημα - 2 δευτερόλεπτα (reported through EMSC)  
Leonídio (Greece, 81 km W of epicenter) : 2 secousses à 10h28 (reported through EMSC)  
Spétses (Greece, 62 km NW of epicenter) : Slighty shaken! (reported through EMSC)  
Buca (Turkey, 345 km NE of epicenter) : Not felt in Izmir/Turkey. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 217 km SE of epicenter) : Very short but felt (reported through EMSC)  
Ágioi Theódoroi (Greece, 216 km SE of epicenter) : 10'' περίπου κούνημα, όχι πολύ δυνατός αλλά αισθητός:) από Ηράκλειο Κρήτης (reported through EMSC)  
Chaniá (Greece, 159 km S of epicenter) : Felt this quake in Chania Crete 17.8.2020 at approximately at 10.27 in the morning. Table was shaking moderately and lasted for about 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Cholargós (Greece, 120 km N of epicenter) : On the 3rd floor NM (reported through EMSC)  
Piraeus (Greece, 114 km NW of epicenter) : Πειραια κούνησε για αρκετή ώρα!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Kýthira (Greece, 108 km SW of epicenter) : Ελαφρά αίσθηση. Δεν ήμουν σίγουρος αν ήταν σεισμός... (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 108 km N of epicenter) : Σύντομος. (reported through EMSC)  
Elafónisos (Greece, 81 km SW of epicenter) : Ελαφονησος. Αισθητη δονηση (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 69 km NW of epicenter) : Ηταν αρκετα αισθητος ετριξε το πατωμα για 10 δευτερα,ηρθε σε 2 φασεις και ειχε θορυβο.. (reported through EMSC)  
Buca (Turkey, 345 km NE of epicenter) : Nothing (reported through EMSC)  
Karşıyaka (Turkey, 344 km NE of epicenter) : İzmir çiğli 'den hissetmedim. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 278 km NW of epicenter) : Έτρεμε το κτίριο για 3 με 4 δευτερόλεπτα περίπου (reported through EMSC)  
Vrontádos (Greece, 269 km NE of epicenter) : Very light tremor, but with some duration. Roof light moved. (reported through EMSC)  
Pátra (Greece, 230 km NW of epicenter) : Πάτρα, ελάχιστο κούνημα. (reported through EMSC)  
Irákleion (Greece, 217 km SE of epicenter) : Ηράκλειο Κρήτης (reported through EMSC)  
Irákleion (Greece, 217 km SE of epicenter) : Κατάλαβα ότι ήταν σεισμός, νόμιζα ότι ζαλιζομουν (reported through EMSC)  
Irákleion (Greece, 217 km SE of epicenter) : I felt a slight push. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 216 km SE of epicenter) : two-three times light shaking with pause in between (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 215 km SE of epicenter) : Not very strong. It was overwith quickly. (reported through EMSC)  
Ágioi Theódoroi (Greece, 215 km SE of epicenter) : Felt it in Gazi; near Heraklion (reported through EMSC)  
Gázi (Greece, 213 km SE of epicenter) : Λίγο θόρυβο, γερό κούνημα, μικρή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
Gázi (Greece, 213 km SE of epicenter) : Ηρακλειο ελαφρύ κούνημα (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 193 km W of epicenter) : It felt quite mild here (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 184 km S of epicenter) : Light but long... (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 184 km S of epicenter) : Very intense for 2sec (reported through EMSC)  
Kalýves (Greece, 167 km S of epicenter) : Chair shaking and ornament glasses clinking (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 162 km NW of epicenter) : 3ος όροφος Ξυλόκαστρο. Ελαφρύ κούνημα που κρατησε (reported through EMSC)  
Chaniá (Greece, 158 km S of epicenter) : Ήταν δυνατός ...καλό κούνημα (reported through EMSC)  
Chaniá (Greece, 158 km S of epicenter) : Slightly felt 3 to 4 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Chaniá (Greece, 158 km S of epicenter) : Σύντομος, αλλά αισθητός! (reported through EMSC)  
Agía Marína (Greece, 155 km S of epicenter) : I felt the bed was shaking a little bit we are in crete platanias. (reported through EMSC)  
Messíni (Greece, 154 km W of epicenter) : Αισθητός και με διάρκεια! (reported through EMSC)  
Kiáto (Greece, 150 km NW of epicenter) : Κιάτο Κορινθίας (reported through EMSC)  
Vélo (Greece, 146 km NW of epicenter) : Was having a lesson at the time and the projector was shaking the picture it was projecting. The actual quake wasn't really felt. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 145 km W of epicenter) : light beginning i felt it coming from the ground and then shake .Was moderate.And then slight shake but stronger. It had volume in the middle and it was long (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 145 km W of epicenter) : έντονη αίσθηση, μεγάλη ταλάντωση, μικρή διάρκεια (reported through EMSC)  
Mikrá Mantíneia (Greece, 141 km W of epicenter) : 4ος όροφος. Ελαφρύ κούνημα 3-4 δευτερόλεπτα. (reported through EMSC)  
Irakleio (Greece, 128 km N of epicenter) : Καλώς, καλώς, πολύ καλώς! (reported through EMSC)  
Melíssia (Greece, 127 km N of epicenter) : Slight rumbling for about 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 127 km N of epicenter) : a slight tremble (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 125 km N of epicenter) : Κουνήθηκε ελαφρά το φωτιστικό και λίγο το κτήριο. 4ος όροφος (reported through EMSC)  
Kipséli (Greece, 121 km N of epicenter) : Slight shake 5se. Felt while lying in bed (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 120 km NW of epicenter) : The whole bed shaked twice (the pause between the shake was 5 seconds or so) (reported through EMSC)  
Árgos (Greece, 119 km NW of epicenter) : Κούνημα πάνω κάτω για 1 δευτερόλεπτο χωρίς όμως να κουνηθούν τα φώτα (reported through EMSC)  
Zográfos (Greece, 118 km N of epicenter) : Αμυδρά αισθητός, Γουδή Αθηνα, 2sec (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 118 km N of epicenter) : Very slight tremor, Zografou, Athens (reported through EMSC)  
Níkaia (Greece, 117 km NW of epicenter) : Η οθόνη του υπολογιστή μου κουνιόταν δεξιά αριστερά για μερικά δευτερόλεπτα. (reported through EMSC)  
Spárti (Greece, 117 km W of epicenter) : Ενα απότομο, κατακόρυφο κούνημα (reported through EMSC)  
Výronas (Greece, 117 km N of epicenter) : Mild shake in Athens, Pagrati, 6th floor (reported through EMSC)  
Drapetsóna (Greece, 116 km NW of epicenter) : Πειραιάς λίγο κούνημα (reported through EMSC)  
Drapetsóna (Greece, 116 km NW of epicenter) : Ελαφρύ κούνημα 3'' (reported through EMSC)  
Néa Smýrni (Greece, 115 km NW of epicenter) : Nea Smyrni felt a slight movement (reported through EMSC)  
Néa Smýrni (Greece, 115 km NW of epicenter) : Ήρθε το όρους ρειτς το έσπρωξα λίγο να φύγει κ κουνήθηκε ... (reported through EMSC)  
Argyroúpoli (Greece, 111 km N of epicenter) : Felt it on the fourth floor in South Athens (reported through EMSC)  
Náfplio (Greece, 110 km NW of epicenter) : Nafplio. Mild tremor. (reported through EMSC)  
Náfplio (Greece, 110 km NW of epicenter) : Ναύπλιο κούνημα σαν τράνταγμα και κράτησε αρκετά (reported through EMSC)  
Glyfáda (Greece, 106 km N of epicenter) : Felt a slight tremor in Glyfada Athens (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 95 km W of epicenter) : Καλό κούνημα σύντομο όμος (reported through EMSC)  
Agia Marina (Greece, 94 km NW of epicenter) : Mild shake only lasting a second or so. But on very firm ground. (reported through EMSC)  
Palaiá Fókaia (Greece, 92 km N of epicenter) : Slightly felt it in Anavyssos. (reported through EMSC)  
Poúlithra (Greece, 78 km W of epicenter) : A short shake but we are right under the granite mountain in Kyparissi (reported through EMSC)  
Spétses (Greece, 64 km NW of epicenter) : Σπετσες πριν λίγο κουνηθηκαμε. (reported through EMSC)  
Spétses (Greece, 64 km NW of epicenter) : Spetses, fast and barley felt it. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

  • 19 Aug 2020 19:51 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | NOA | Details
  • 17 Aug 2020 07:27 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    108.5 km (67.4 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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