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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 35 km southwest of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central Greece, on Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 at 1:02 am (GMT +3) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 35 km southwest of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central Greece, on Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 at 1:02 am (GMT +3) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 35 km southwest of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central Greece, on Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 at 1:02 am (GMT +3)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

8 Oct 22:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
8 Oct 22:06: Now using data updates from NOA
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8 Oct 22:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 13.3 to 12.7 km (from 8.3 to 7.9 mi).
Update Sat, 8 Oct 2022, 22:15

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Livadia, Voiotía, Central Greece, Greece

5.0 quake 9 Oct 1:02 am (GMT +3)
5.0 quake 9 Oct 1:02 am (GMT +3)
A shallow magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported early morning near Livadia, Voiotía, Central Greece, Greece.
According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the quake hit on Sunday, October 9th, 2022, at 1:02 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 5.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.1.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
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 Antikyra (pop. 1,400) located 10 km from the epicenter, Itea (pop. 4,800) 16 km away, and Livadia (pop. 21,500) 31 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Aigio (pop. 20,400) located 41 km from the epicenter, Corinto (pop. 30,200) 55 km away, Lamia (pop. 52,000) 65 km away, Thebes (pop. 22,000) 67 km away, Patras (pop. 168,000) 72 km away, Chalcis (pop. 59,100) 93 km away, and Athens (pop. 664,000) 110 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 & timeOct 8, 2022 22:02:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Oct 9, 2022 at 1:02 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth12.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.3052°N / 22.516°E (Ionian Sea, Central Greece, Greece)
Antipode38.305°S / 157.484°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt282 reports
Primary data sourceNOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Nearest volcanoSousaki (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) SW of Antikyra (pop: 1,450) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) E of Aigio (West Greece) (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NW of Corinto (Peloponnese) (pop: 30,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) S of Lamia (pop: 52,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) E of Patras (West Greece) (pop: 168,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) W of Chalcis (pop: 59,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) WNW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 14.3°C (58 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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
5.013 kmGreece: 12 Km S From DesfinaNOA
5.15 kmGREECEEMSC
5.110 kmGreeceGFZ
5.219 kmGreeceRaspberryShake
5.220 kmGreece [Sea]INGV
5.219 km9 Km WSW of Antikyra, GreeceUSGS
5.010 kmGreece: Near AthensRENASS
5.210 kmGreeceIRIS
5.010 kmGreeceGeoAu
5.15 kmGreece: Dhesfina / GriechenlandZAMG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Ankara, Turkey (ANTO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 903 km / 561 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ankara, Turkey: 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: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (299)

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Athens, Nomarchía Athínas, Attica (111.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was laying in bed and the bed started to jiggle for a few seconds. It then stopped and I realized it must have been a quake. | 13 users found this interesting.  
Arachova (20.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : That was the biggest quacks I’ve ever felt | 11 users found this interesting.  
Itea (16.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Asleep in my campervan, felt like we were being rocked and shakes... Woke us up thinking a group of people were attacking | 7 users found this interesting.  
In the hills of Agio / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Like in Ghost Movie???? The wooddoor was trembling. Then the House shake like a ship on the ocean when a wave catch it???? | 7 users found this interesting.  
Antikyra, Voiotía, Central Greece (13 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : I was sleeping in bed and earthquake woke me up..needed some seconds to get the situation. | 7 users found this interesting.  
near Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese (22.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The complete house moves severals times ca. 10cm. Rumoring thunder. | 7 users found this interesting.  
Athens Egaleo (107.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The door started making noice the ground and my Table shaked for about 3 seconds | 6 users found this interesting.  
Kalamata (146.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Woke up from it. Kitchen stuff on hangers were shaking and swaying. Felt like I was sleeping directly over a train tunnel. | 4 users found this interesting.  
ΔΩΡΙΟ ΜΕΣΣΗΝΙΑΣ (126.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : It was about six or seven shakes the first two were stronger but after these two it was decreased as counted seconds | 4 users found this interesting.  
Ano loutro (22.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s : I was sleeping. The noise and things falling on the floor awakes me on. My bed moved during around 20 seconds , the lamps on the ceiling too and the noise was loud. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Athens (112.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : I was in bed and it started moving, it wasn't strong, but definitely strange. I don't think it was something else. It was my first time to expirence something like that. | 3 users found this interesting.  
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Lutraki (54.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was Sleeping and woke up Bed was shaking | 4 users found this interesting.  
Iliopolis,Athens,Greece (73.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Laying in bed asleep. Was woken by sudden shaking. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Martino, Phthiotis, Central Greece (65.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I started rocking left to right in my chair and a lamp was moving | 4 users found this interesting.  
Acharnes, Attica (107.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was laying on the bed. I heard a noise and then felt the vibration of the earthquake. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Kallithea / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : This is my first Earthquake, i got a heartattack and started to cry. My apartment was going left and right shaking | 3 users found this interesting.  
Galaxidi (14.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : J’étais allongée dans mon lit à la limite de l’endormissement. Le lit a tremblé et en même temps il y a eu comme un bruit de camion qui passerait dans une rue pavée. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Πειραιάς (105.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Στο υπνοδωμάτιο ενιωσα το κουνημα στο κρεβάτι κ ειδα το φωτιστικό να κουνιέται | 2 users found this interesting.  
Λανθι ηλειας (109.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Καθομουν στο κρεβάτι κουνούσε και είχε διάρκεια για λίγο. Αλλά άκουσα και βουη | 2 users found this interesting.  
Athens / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : From left to right and backwards lateral shaking light one with some duration | 4 users found this interesting.  
Anthousa, Nomarchia Anatolikis Attikis, Attica (124 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s : Κούνημα πολλά δευτερόλεπτα | 3 users found this interesting.  
Gerakas, Nomarchía Anatolikís Attikís, Attica (122 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Κουνήθηκαν όλα | 3 users found this interesting.  
Valimitika, near Aigio (35.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : Monday morning, 1:03am, in Valimitika, near Aigio, Greece. I was in bed and heard the rumble before feeling the bed shake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Χαλκιδα (96 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Ήμουν στο καναπέ και ένοιωσα ένα ταρακούνημα και βουητό στα ποτήρια αλλά πολύ ελαφρύ | One user found this interesting.  
Athens / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Lateral shake | 3 users found this interesting.  
Chalkida (95 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Light lateral shaking. 5-10 seconds duration. I am on 5th floor of building lying still in bed. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Athens (129.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Bed rocking I was lying watching tv | 2 users found this interesting.  
Athens (111.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake : Bed shook | 2 users found this interesting.  
Paralia Avlidos, Euboea, Central Greece (97.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Whithout mutch noice | 2 users found this interesting.  
Aigio Greece (34.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Bed | 2 users found this interesting.  
Σπάρτη (136.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I just heard my screen moving a little bit and felt a slite shake | 2 users found this interesting.  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 23, 2022 07:01
9 weeks ago
2.0

14 km
Ionian Sea, 13 km NW of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Nov 20, 2022 06:53
10 weeks ago
2.2

13 km
Ionian Sea, 36 km E of Aigio, Achaea, Western GreeceMore
Nov 10, 2022 10:44
11 weeks ago
2.3

186 km
Ionian Sea, 33 km E of Aigio, Achaea, Western GreeceMore
Nov 6, 2022 12:39
12 weeks ago
2.2

10.7 km
Ionian Sea, 11 km N of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Nov 6, 2022 07:22
12 weeks ago
2.0

7.2 km
Ionian Sea, 11 km N of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 30, 2022 23:27
13 weeks ago
2.0

11 km
Ionian Sea, 13 km NW of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 19, 2022 19:58
14 weeks ago
2.1

16 km
Ionian Sea, 16 km NW of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 19, 2022 18:41
14 weeks ago
2.0

8.2 km
Ionian Sea, 16 km NW of Xylokastro, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Oct 17, 2022 10:10
15 weeks ago
2.2

16 km
Ionian Sea, 32 km SW of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central GreeceMore
Oct 10, 2022 12:41
16 weeks ago
2.1

81 km
49 km S of Lamia, Phthiotis, Central GreeceMore
Oct 9, 2022 21:17
16 weeks ago
2.0

15 km
34 km SW of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central GreeceMore
Oct 8, 2022 22:06
16 weeks ago
2.9

12 km
29 km SW of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central GreeceMore

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