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Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 32 km northwest of Amaliada, Ilia Prefecture, Western Greece, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 00:42 GMT

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 32 km northwest of Amaliada, Ilia Prefecture, Western Greece, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 00:42 GMT Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 32 km northwest of Amaliada, Ilia Prefecture, Western Greece, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 00:42 GMT

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 23 km depth

8 Jul 00:44 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
8 Jul 00:47: Now using data updates from NOA
8 Jul 00:58: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 23.1 km (from 6.2 to 14.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.2 mi) towards S.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 8, 2021 00:42:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth23.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.9335°N / 21.0237°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode37.934°S / 158.976°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceNOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Nearest volcanoSousaki (180 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) W of Kyllini (pop: 1,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) NW of Arkoudi (pop: 1,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (13 mi) NNE of Zakynthos (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) WNW of Gastouni (pop: 8,110) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) N of Vasilikos (pop: 285) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Katastari (pop: 1,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NW of Palouki (pop: 143) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) SE of Poros (pop: 1,060) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
237 km (147 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) S of Kalamos Island (pop: 496) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.923 kmGreece: 11 Km W From KilliniNOA

User reports for this quake (6)

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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Zakynthos, Ionian Islands (21.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
near Zakynthos, Ionian Islands (24.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Tsilivi, Zakynthos (19 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Bed moved/jumped  
Zakynthos / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : The quake woke me up, felt medium strong  
Zakynthos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Zakynthos / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s

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