M 6.8 in Greece on 25 Oct 2018 22:54 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.8M
Depth: 14 Km
Lat/Lon: 37.5055 , 20.5626
Event Date: 25 Oct 2018 22:54 UTC
Exposed Population: 230000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000hhb1
Inserted at: 25 Oct 2018 23:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.5 (Greece)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0.1 0.3
us1000hhb1 Scaled population (vector) 2.65 Max wave alert 0.12m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.12m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.69      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1232986 0.2 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.5M, 10km N/A 220 thousand 0.3m (at 00:06) 00:04 NOAIG
1232990 0.6 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.7M, 10km N/A 240 thousand 0.1m (at 01:10) 00:06 GEOFON
1232995 0.2 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.5M, 10km N/A 220 thousand 0.1m (at 00:09) 00:07 EMSC
1233000 0.4 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.8M, 16.55km 6.91 230 thousand 0.1m (at 00:04) 00:20 NEIC
1233011 0.3 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.4M, 5km N/A 250 thousand 0.4m (at 00:05) 00:36 NOAIG
1233015 0.4 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.8M, 10km N/A 250 thousand 0.2m (at 00:03) 00:39 EMSC
1233019 0.3 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.8M, 14km 7 230 thousand 0.1m (at 00:04) 01:04 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Greece , Region of Ionian Islands (population 192,059) . The nearest places are Kerion, Katastárion, Lithakiá, Khartáta, Volimais, Sakynthos, Zákinthos, Planos, Vasilikó, Skinária, and Valsamáta.

Radius Population
100 km 230000 people
75 km 85000 people
50 km 40000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ionian Islands Greece 190000 people
Peloponnisos Greece 1 million people
Central Greece and Evvoia Greece -
Ipiros Greece 340000 people
Thessalia Greece 730000 people
Sarande Albania 93000 people
Gjirokaster Albania 70000 people
Permet Albania 41000 people
Kolonje Albania 26000 people
Vlore Albania -
Macedonia Greece 2.2 million people
Tepelene Albania 53000 people
Puglia Italy 4 million people
Skrapar Albania 50000 people
Korce Albania 210000 people
Aegean Islands Greece 450000 people
Fier Albania 260000 people
Berat Albania 180000 people
Calabria Italy 2.1 million people
Crete Greece 530000 people
Gramsh Albania 47000 people
Pogradec Albania 76000 people
Lushnje Albania 140000 people
Macedonia Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of -
Elbasan Albania 260000 people
Librazhd Albania 77000 people
Durres Albania 240000 people
Tirane Albania 390000 people
Dibre Albania 140000 people
Mat Albania 82000 people
Sicilia Italy 5.2 million people
Kruje Albania 110000 people
Basilicata Italy 620000 people
Mirdite Albania 54000 people
Lezhe Albania 67000 people
Sofiya Bulgaria 1 million people
Serbia Serbia -
Kukes Albania 110000 people
Shkoder Albania 230000 people
Puke Albania 52000 people
Montenegro Montenegro -

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kerion Greece Village5 <1000 people 30 km
Katastárion Zakynthos Greece Village4 - 36 km
Lithakiá Zakynthos Greece Village4 - 37 km
Khartáta Zakynthos Greece Village5 - 41 km
Volimais Zakynthos Greece Village4 - 43 km
Sakynthos Greece Village4 - 44 km
Zákinthos Zakynthos Greece Village4 12000 people 45 km
Planos Zakynthos Greece Village5 - 45 km
Vasilikó Greece Village4 - 46 km
Skinária Zakynthos Greece Village5 - 48 km
Loutrá Killínis Greece Village4 - 65 km
Skala Kefallinia Greece Village5 <1000 people 69 km
Valsamáta Greece Village5 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Zakinthos ZTH 4 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 41 km
Argostolion EFL 18 Civ. Paved Yes 8000 69 km
Andravida PYR 17 Mil. Paved Yes 10100 82 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Keri Greece 29 km
Zante GRZAN Greece 42 km
Zakinthos Greece 45 km
Katakolon GRKAK Greece 71 km
Killini Greece 73 km
Argos (Argolis) GRARG Greece 76 km
Cephalonia Island Greece 83 km
Sami Greece 85 km
Assos Greece 92 km
Ithaca GRITH Greece 94 km
Ithaki Greece 98 km
Filiatra Greece 99 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pinios Ilias Pinios Ilias 1968 92 km

More information

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