A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Morfovounion in Greece on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 09:12:25 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.96 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 07:12:25 / August 31, 2018 @ 7:12 am. Id of earthquake: us2000h5w7. Event ids that are associated: us2000h5w7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.6722 East, latitude 39.3299 North, depth = 8.96 km.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Lárisa (c. 128 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Ioánnina (c. 64 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lamía (c. 52 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tríkala (c. 49 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Kardítsa (c. 32 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Árta (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Náfpaktos, Siátista, Lefkáda.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 7 km WSW of Morfovounion, Greece.
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