A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sami in Greece on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 02:52:09 / January 19, 2020 @ 2:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, 20.7362° East, 38.2245° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 04:52:09 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007aen. Id of event: us60007aen.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Náfpaktos, Río, Pátra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Agrínio (c. 46 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Préveza (c. 17 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Náfpaktos (c. 13 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km ESE of Sami, Greece.
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