A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Methoni in Greece. Exact location of earthquake, 21.5044° East, 36.7036° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iv48. Id of event: us2000iv48. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:35:51 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/18 / 2018-12-19 19:35:51 / December 19, 2018 @ 7:35 pm.
Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Pýlos (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Megalópoli, Spárti, Zacháro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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