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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 4.6 km north of Filiatrá, Filiatra, Messinia, Greece, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 1:10 am (GMT +2)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 4.6 km north of Filiatrá, Filiatra, Messinia, Greece, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 1:10 am (GMT +2) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 4.6 km north of Filiatrá, Filiatra, Messinia, Greece, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 1:10 am (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Nov 23:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
18 Nov 23:15: Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (9.9 mi) towards SW.
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19 Nov 00:11: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 10.0 km (from 9.3 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards W.
Update Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 23:15
Light tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 41 km northwest of Kalamata, Greece
4.3 quake SOUTHERN GREECE 19 Nov 1.11 am (GMT +2)
4.3 quake SOUTHERN GREECE 19 Nov 1.11 am (GMT +2)
Just 4 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Kopanáki, Greece. The tremor was recorded early morning on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 1.11 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 2 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Kopanáki (pop. 1,500) located 3 km from the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kyparissía (pop. 5,000) located 12 km from the epicenter, Kallirröḯ (pop. 300) 13 km away, Políkhni (pop. 200) 14 km away, Linístaina (pop. 100) 17 km away, Kalamata (pop. 54,100) 41 km away, Pýrgos (pop. 22,400) 52 km away, and Trípoli (pop. 26,600) 57 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 18, 2020 23:10:59 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 1:10 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.1965°N / 21.5977°E (Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece)
Antipode: 37.197°S / 158.402°W
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SSE of Agrilos (pop: 131) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) NNW of Gargalianoi (pop: 6,280) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) WSW of Kopanaki (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) S of Zacharo (West Greece) (pop: 5,890) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNW of Pylos (Peloponnes) (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WNW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Pyrgos (Pirgos, West Greece) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSE of Amaliada (West Greece) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Tripoli (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) WSW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.9°C (61 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts)
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.310 kmGreeceNOA
4.410 kmSouthern GreeceGFZ
4.310 kmGreeceEMSC
4.319 km6 Km W of Kyparissía, GreeceUSGS
4.315 kmFiliatra / Südgriechenland, GreeceZAMG

User reports for this quake (12)

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Abelofiton Messinias (36.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was lying on the settee watching TV and the windows and loose items in the house started rattling and shaking  
Kyparissia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was woken by noise a and vibrating of the windows and building. Initially I thought it was a strong gust of wind but that didn't account for the shaking.  
Athens (209 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt here in Downtown Athens (reported through our app)  
Kyparissia, Messenia, Peloponnese (12.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Kyparissia, Messenia, Peloponnese (12.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Pylos, Messenia (29.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kyparissia, Messenia, Peloponnese (8.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Very loud (for 1 second)!  
near Zacharo, Ilia Prefecture, West Greece (44 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Finiki / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging
Kalamata / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : In bed. Much slower side to side than usual. Felt deeper.  
Gargaliani / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling
Kyparissia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
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