Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 27 km northeast of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, Greece, on Thursday, November 4, 1993 at 05:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 27 km northeast of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, Greece, on Thursday, November 4, 1993 at 05:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 17 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 4, 1993 05:18:37 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 17.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.372°N / 22.002°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 38.372°S / 157.998°W
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) NNW of Rododafni (pop: 2,560) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) E of Nafpaktos (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) NNW of Aigio (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ENE of Patras (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) ESE of Agrinio (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) NE of Amaliada (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Pyrgos (Pirgos) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WNW of Corinto (pop: 30,200) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) WNW of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.317 kmGreeceUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 2, 1994 22:21
28 years ago
3.1

10 km
Nisida Prasoudi, Central Greece, 20 km NE of Aigio, GreeceMore
Dec 25, 1993 15:10
28 years ago
3.0

10 km
Ionian Sea, 16 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Dec 22, 1993 19:40
28 years ago
4.3

20 km
Aitoloakarnania, 17 km N of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Dec 18, 1993 15:14
28 years ago
3.1

33 km
Nisida Prasoudi, Central Greece, 24 km NE of Patras, GreeceMore
Dec 13, 1993 22:11
28 years ago
3.0

10 km
Ionian Sea, 20 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Dec 12, 1993 19:40
28 years ago
3.8

33 km
Phocis, Central Greece, 47 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 1993 14:30
28 years ago
3.4

5 km
Ionian Sea, 21 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 26, 1993 16:00
28 years ago
3.1

5 km
Ionian Sea, 15 km NE of Aigio, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 6, 1993 17:35
28 years ago
3.8

10 km
Ionian Sea, 27 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 4, 1993 12:03
28 years ago
3.1

10 km
Nisida Prasoudi, 20 km E of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 4, 1993 11:53
28 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aitoloakarnania, 18 km N of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 4, 1993 09:19
28 years ago
3.7

5 km
Ionian Sea, 17 km E of Aigio, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 4, 1993 05:44
28 years ago
3.7

5 km
Ionian Sea, 18 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore

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