5.2 Magnitude Strikes Methoni, Greece

Earthquake location 36.7747S, 21.3897W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Methoni in Greece on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h36s. Unique identifier: us1000h36s. Exact location of earthquake, 21.3897° East, 36.7747° North, depth 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:21:49 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 10:21:49 / September 27, 2018 @ 10:21 am. 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.

Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Kalamáta (c. 51 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Spárti (c. 16 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Messíni (c. 6 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Gargaliánoi (c. 6 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Zacháro (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pýrgos, Spárti, Megalópoli (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop).

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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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