Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 9.8 km north of Kiato, Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece, on Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:52 (Europe/Athens)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 9.8 km north of Kiato, Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece, on Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:52 (Europe/Athens)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Sep 04:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Date & time: Sep 22, 2012 03:52:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:52 (Europe/Athens)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1°N / 22.77°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 38.1°S / 157.23°W
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) N of Kiato (pop: 9,810) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NW of Corinto (pop: 30,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) W of Nikaia (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Piraeus (pop: 163,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) W of Peristeri (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) W of Kallithea (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Acharnes (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) E of Patras (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NW of Nisi Agkistri Island (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Euboea Island (pop: 198,100) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NW of Crete Island (pop: 623,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.610 km GREECEEMSC
5.610.1 km6km SSE of Kiriakion, GreeceUSGS
4.925 km23 Km NW from CorinthNOA

User reports for this quake (18)

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(Greece, 96 km E of epicenter) : slight swaying of the desk lamp (reported through EMSC)  
(Greece, 96 km E of epicenter) : back and forth, not up and down (reported through EMSC)  
Vouliagmeni (Greece, 94 km E of epicenter) : Slight increase of a 1m length horizontal external wall plaster crack (on it's external surface) , of my apartment (2nd=last floor) & Slight increase of a few roof slab metope detachments , created during earlier years, probably as a combination of hu (reported through EMSC)  
Agia Paraskevi (Greece, 93 km E of epicenter) : Light sway, doors cracked, duration was about 3-5''. (reported through EMSC)  
Patra (Greece, 92 km W of epicenter) : Διαρκείας στην Πάτρα. (reported through EMSC)  
Glifada (Greece, 90 km E of epicenter) : I was serfing on the web while the quake took place. It lasted about 5-7 seconds, quite long in addition to others felt in Athens. It started smoothly then accelerated a bit to a stronger jerky movement causing things around in the room to rattle. Accordi (reported through EMSC)  
Rio (Greece, 89 km W of epicenter) : Akoustike mexri kai patra (reported through EMSC)  
Athens (Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : double peak, aprox. 5 sec duration. (reported through EMSC)  
Athens (Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : erdbebenalarm hat erst angeschlagen, als die wellen schon in athen spürbar waren. es war sehr still. (reported through EMSC)  
Athens (Greece, 85 km E of epicenter) : Barely felt it. Light swaying motion for about 25 seconds. No damages reported from epicenter by the media. (reported through EMSC)  
Kallithea (Greece, 83 km E of epicenter) : Very close to Athens, in the past this epicenter has given serious earthquakes. (reported through EMSC)  
Kallithea (Greece, 83 km E of epicenter) : Lasted a few seconds, 5-10 seconds in my estimation. (reported through EMSC)  
Eratini (Greece, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Parents were outside and hundreds of birds flew out of trees (reported through EMSC)  
Thiva (Greece, 54 km NE of epicenter) : It lasted for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Ancient Corinth (Greece, 24 km SE of epicenter) : Στην αρχή ήταν ταλάντωση και μετά δύο με τρεις περιστροφές ίδιας κατεύθυνσης. (reported through EMSC)  
Korinthos (Greece, 23 km SE of epicenter) : Every body wake up, glass at windows make noise, nothing drop down, nothing else move. (reported through EMSC)  
Loutraki (Greece, 23 km SE of epicenter) : It was like a huge washing machine in the neighboring apartment below or above had gone to its centrifugation stage as the structure of the building trembled. Our bed definitely shaked. Oh, and I had just dreamed about an apocalypse by meteorshower :). (reported through EMSC)  
Kiato (Greece, 10 km S of epicenter) : Falling items, people out of houses, no serious damages to buildings. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 15, 2012 01:39
9 years ago
2.7

10 km
Ionian Sea, 14 km S of Galaxidi, Phocis, Central GreeceMore
Nov 14, 2012 01:17
9 years ago
2.6

18 km
Ionian Sea, 5.8 km S of Nisida Ampelos Island, Central GreeceMore
Nov 12, 2012 20:29
9 years ago
2.0

87 km
Ionian Sea, 9 km S of Nisida Ampelos Island, Central GreeceMore
Nov 3, 2012 05:22
9 years ago
2.5

13 km
Ionian Sea, 5.4 km SE of Nisida Zoodochos Pigi Island, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 29, 2012 02:49
9 years ago
2.5

5 km
Ionian Sea, 10.1 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 27, 2012 14:09
9 years ago
2.6

5 km
Ionian Sea, 6.7 km NW of Kiato, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 17, 2012 04:38
9 years ago
2.7

10 km
10 km W of Corinto, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 14, 2012 10:17
9 years ago
2.6

103 km
Corinthia, 39 km NE of Tripoli, Arcadia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 11, 2012 15:32
9 years ago
2.7

5 km
Ionian Sea, 3 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 7, 2012 10:38
9 years ago
2.5

10.2 km
Ionian Sea, 8.7 km N of Kiato, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 7, 2012 04:27
9 years ago
2.0

10.8 km
Ionian Sea, 3.9 km E of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 7, 2012 01:28
9 years ago
3.0

14 km
Ionian Sea, 6.5 km E of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 1, 2012 03:04
9 years ago
2.1

13 km
Ionian Sea, 3.8 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 20:24
9 years ago
3.2

5 km
Ionian Sea, 6.9 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 08:27
9 years ago
2.3

11 km
Ionian Sea, 4 km E of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 05:54
9 years ago
2.2

14 km
Ionian Sea, 3.9 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 05:19
9 years ago
3.3

15 km
Ionian Sea, 6 km E of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 05:10
9 years ago
2.2

12 km
Ionian Sea, 4.3 km E of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 05:01
9 years ago
2.9

5 km
Ionian Sea, 9.3 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 03:43
9 years ago
2.5

17 km
Ionian Sea, 4.7 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 02:41
9 years ago
3.2

20 km
Ionian Sea, 7 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 01:44
9 years ago
2.2

10 km
Ionian Sea, 4.9 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 01:38
9 years ago
2.6

5 km
Ionian Sea, 5.3 km NW of Kiato, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 01:37
9 years ago
2.0

13 km
Ionian Sea, 4.2 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 00:36
9 years ago
2.7

5 km
Ionian Sea, 4.2 km E of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 30, 2012 00:10
9 years ago
2.5

21 km
Ionian Sea, 4.6 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 29, 2012 12:56
9 years ago
2.8

5 km
Ionian Sea, 4.5 km E of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 28, 2012 15:30
9 years ago
2.7

5 km
Ionian Sea, 14 km N of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 23, 2012 01:02
9 years ago
3.2

5 km
Ionian Sea, 12 km N of Kiato, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Sep 23, 2012 00:34
9 years ago
2.2

18 km
Ionian Sea, 9.1 km NE of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore

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