6.8 Strikes Lithakia, Greece- Strongest In Years

Earthquake location 37.4775S, 20.5599W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Lithakia in Greece on Thursday. Global time and date of event 25/10/18 / 2018-10-25 22:54:51 / October 25, 2018 @ 10:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 20.5599 East, latitude 37.4775 North, depth = 16.55 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.55 km (10 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:54:51 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hhb1. Id of event: us1000hhb1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 134 km (83 miles) from Pátra (c. 163 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pýrgos (c. 22 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Amaliáda (c. 19 600 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Mesolóngi (c. 12 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Zákynthos (c. 11 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Argostólion (c. 9 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gastoúni (c. 8 100 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Paralía (c. 7 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Filiatrá (c. 7 000 pop). Close country/countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Messíni, Pátra, Ovriá (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/25/strong-earthquake-m6-8-quake-has-struck-near-lithakia-in-greece/

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