M 5 in Greece on 10 Jan 2019 18:24 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: 5.0M
Depth: 13.79 Km
Lat/Lon: 34.585 , 26.5809
Event Date: 10 Jan 2019 18:24 UTC
10 Jan 2019 20:24 Local
Exposed Population: About 48000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j2mg
Inserted at: 10 Jan 2019 19:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.5 (Greece)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j2mg Scaled population (vector) 3.9  
  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
1244525 0 10 Jan 2019 18:24 5M, 13.79km N/A 50 thousand 01:00 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 Crete (population 537,807) . The nearest places are Káto Zákros, Gaïdhourás, and Zákros.

Radius Population
100 km 48000 people
75 km 7700 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Crete Greece 530000 people
Aegean Islands Greece 450000 people
Mugla Turkey 610000 people
Antalya Turkey 1.2 million people
Aydin Turkey 890000 people
Tubruq Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 94000 people
Marsa Matruh Egypt 190000 people
Denizli Turkey 810000 people
Central Greece and Evvoia Greece -
Burdur Turkey 270000 people
Peloponnisos Greece 1 million people
Izmir Turkey 2.9 million people
Darnah Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 100000 people
Manisa Turkey 1.2 million people
Afyon Turkey 800000 people
Usak Turkey 310000 people
Al Jabal al Akhdar Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 460000 people
Isparta Turkey 470000 people
Al Iskandariyah Egypt 3.5 million people
Kafr ash Shaykh Egypt 2.1 million people
Al Buhayrah Egypt 2.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Káto Zákros Lasithi Greece Village4 - 64 km
Gaïdhourás Greece Village5 - 65 km
Zákros Lasithi Greece Village4 - 68 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
Sitia JSH 122 Civ. Paved No 2300 83 km
Essey KSJ 10 Civ. Paved No 3200 98 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Sitia GRJSH Greece 80 km
Kasos Island Greece 89 km
Ierapetra Greece 90 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bramianos Bramianos 1986 95 km

More information

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