A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Methoni in Greece on Monday. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:14:48 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.35 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000f0te. Event ids that are associated: us1000f0te. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 21.4071 East, latitude 36.7789 North, depth = 30.35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/06/18 / 2018-06-25 05:14:48 / June 25, 2018 @ 5:14 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýrgos, Spárti, Megalópoli. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Pýlos (c. 5 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km W of Methoni, Greece.
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