M 4.8 in Greece on 10 Jan 2019 17:30 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 4.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 37.3368 , 20.6002
Event Date: 10 Jan 2019 17:30 UTC
Exposed Population: 230000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j2l9
Inserted at: 10 Jan 2019 19:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.5 (Greece)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j2l9 Scaled population (vector) 4.67  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -0.61  
  INFORM_normalised 0.69  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1244524 0 10 Jan 2019 17:30 4.8M, 10km N/A 230 thousand 01:44 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, Lithakiá, Katastárion, Vasilikó, Sakynthos, Zákinthos, Khartáta, Planos, Volimais, and Skinária.

Radius Population
100 km 230000 people
75 km 42000 people
50 km 4400 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
Aegean Islands Greece 450000 people
Crete Greece 530000 people
Puglia Italy 4 million people
Skrapar Albania 50000 people
Korce Albania 210000 people
Fier Albania 260000 people
Calabria Italy 2.1 million people
Berat Albania 180000 people
Gramsh Albania 47000 people
Pogradec Albania 76000 people
Macedonia Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of -
Lushnje Albania 140000 people
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
Sofiya Bulgaria 1 million people
Lezhe Albania 67000 people
Al Jabal al Akhdar Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 460000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kerion Greece Village5 <1000 people 41 km
Lithakiá Zakynthos Greece Village4 - 50 km
Katastárion Zakynthos Greece Village4 - 52 km
Vasilikó Greece Village4 - 54 km
Sakynthos Greece Village4 - 56 km
Zákinthos Zakynthos Greece Village4 12000 people 56 km
Khartáta Zakynthos Greece Village5 - 56 km
Planos Zakynthos Greece Village5 - 58 km
Volimais Zakynthos Greece Village4 - 60 km
Skinária Zakynthos Greece Village5 - 65 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Zakinthos ZTH 4 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 52 km
Argostolion EFL 18 Civ. Paved Yes 8000 87 km
Andravida PYR 17 Mil. Paved Yes 10100 90 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Keri Greece 40 km
Zante GRZAN Greece 52 km
Zakinthos Greece 56 km
Katakolon GRKAK Greece 73 km
Killini Greece 83 km
Filiatra Greece 88 km
Proti Island Greece 89 km
Kiparissia Greece 94 km
Argos (Argolis) GRARG Greece 94 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pinios Ilias Pinios Ilias 1968 98 km

More information

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