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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 39 km southwest of Preveza, Nomos Prevézis, Epirus, Greece, on Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 at 6:49 am (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 39 km southwest of Preveza, Nomos Prevézis, Epirus, Greece, on Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 at 6:49 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 39 km southwest of Preveza, Nomos Prevézis, Epirus, Greece, on Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 at 6:49 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Aug 03:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
30 Aug 03:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 5.2. Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards WSW.
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30 Aug 23:22: Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards W.
Update Tue, 30 Aug 2022, 04:00

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Preveza, Préveza, Epirus, Greece

5.2 quake 30 Aug 6:49 am (GMT +3)
5.2 quake 30 Aug 6:49 am (GMT +3)
Greece was shaken near Preveza, Préveza, Epirus, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 only 11 minutes ago, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 2 km beneath the epicenter near Preveza, Préveza, Epirus, Greece, early morning on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022, at 6:49 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake. A third agency, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Ithaki (pop. 1,800) located 31 km from the epicenter, Lefkada (pop. 8,700) 32 km away, Lixouri (pop. 3,800) 44 km away, Argostoli (pop. 9,800) 46 km away, Preveza (pop. 17,300) 46 km away, and Vonitsa (pop. 4,700) 49 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Arta (pop. 21,900) located 76 km from the epicenter, Agrinio (pop. 46,900) 78 km away, and Patras (pop. 168,000) 113 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 30, 2022 03:49:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Aug 30, 2022 at 6:49 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.6691°N / 20.4878°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode38.669°S / 159.512°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt159 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSousaki (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) W of Agios Petros (pop: 422) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SW of Lefkada (pop: 8,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) WSW of Palairos (pop: 2,590) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Preveza (Préveza) (pop: 17,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) SW of Vonitsa (pop: 4,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) SW of Arta (pop: 21,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) W of Agrinio (pop: 46,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
293 km (182 mi) WNW of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) W of Kalamos Island (pop: 496) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Paxos Island (pop: 2,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 22°C (72 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.316 kmGreece: 7 Km SW From Vasiliki LefkadasNOA
4.610 km25 Km SW of Lefkáda, GreeceUSGS
4.310 kmGreeceGFZ
4.45 kmGREECEEMSC
4.717 kmGreece: Costa Greca Ionica (GRECIA)INGV
4.717 kmGreece: Ayios Petros / GriechenlandZAMG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 428 km / 266 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Castrocucco, Italy: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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near Lefkada, Ionian Islands (19.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : In bed asleep - woke up to bed shaking and the sound of metalwork vibrating outside on the balcony. Lasted around 4 seconds | 3 users found this interesting.  
Lefkada, Ionian Islands (22.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s : My husband and I woke up, 3 children (14,16,17) not | 2 users found this interesting.  
Nydri, Lefkada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in bed, and woke up because the bed was shaking and the door was making a noise because of the light shaking. Don’t know how long since I wa sleeping, but ended shortly after I woke up. | One user found this interesting.  
Vertzamo villas, Lefkada (24.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Light shaking, we both woke up while sleeping in bed. Therefore we don't know how long it was shaking. When we were awake it lasted just a few seconds more.  
Lefkada, Ionian Islands (25.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Bett hat rhythmisch gewackelt, gefühlt seitlich, davon aufgewacht, deutlich metallisch hörbar, ca. 240 bpm, Schlüsselbund an der Tür wackelte mehrere Minuten, Auslenkung ca. 50 Grad aus dem Lot, großes Doppelbett mit 2 Personen hat sich um 3 Grad geg  
Lixouri Kefalonia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Just woke me up!Strange sensation when it's so unfamiliar ???? | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Nidri lefkada (20.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Laid in bed at the time. Already awake. Bed and room moved from side to side in strong movement | One user found this interesting.  
Va (10.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Svegliati nel sonno | One user found this interesting.  
Lygia, Lefkada / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was asleep and woke to find the bed shaking violently and mirrors on the walls rattling. It lasted for about 5-10 seconds.  
Nidri / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was awake reading in bed. Sounded like a heavy truck was driving past then I felt shaking.Furniture rattled & shook. Woke others up.  
Lygia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Room was shaking. Was like if you were in a caravan and strong guests of wind caused the caravan to sway.  
Sivota / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s : Wife and I awake, woke my daughter and son. Strong movement twice of the house, loud thud, rumbling and shaking.  
Leucade / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Mi sono svegliata perché Il letto si muoveva,lampadari che oscillavano forte. Sono in vacanza a Leucade  
Tsoukalades, Lefkada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : First I heard a noice - I don't know how to describe. A bit like a strong gust of wind... Then immediately the room was shaking for some seconds.  
Lefkada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Alles hat gewackelt, heftige Erschütterungen ohne Zerstörungen in unserer Unterkunft (waren im Urlaub) (reported through our app)  
Villa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Villa shook and woke us up from sleeping | One user found this interesting.  
Vassiliki (10.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lefkada, Ionian Islands (24.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Athani (6.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Nydri (19.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Athani, Lefkada (7.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Hat sich angefühlt, als würde ein Radlader am Haus schieben.  
near Lefkada, Ionian Islands (21 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Lefkada (25.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 30-60 s
Drakata (40 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Vibrating house  
Vasiliki (11.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
near Lefkada, Ionian Islands (6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Patio doors shaken open, toothbrush fell of shelf  
nidri lefkada (19.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : les meubles ont tremblés  
Agios ioannis (24.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Mitykas (37.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Preveza, Epirus (40.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s
Lefkada (22.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Light shaking not so hard  
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