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: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 37.53 , 20.62
Event Date: 25 Oct 2018 22:54 UTC
25 Oct 2018 23:54 Local
Exposed Population: 250000 people within 100km
Source: EMSC 720235
Inserted at: 25 Oct 2018 23:34 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.5 (Greece)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
EMSC 0.2 0.7 0.7
720235 Scaled population (vector) 5.19 Max wave alert 0.17m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0.71m  
  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
1232986 0.4 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.5M, 10km N/A 220 thousand 0.4m (at 00:07) 00:04 NOAIG
1232990 0.2 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.7M, 10km N/A 240 thousand 0.1m (at 01:10) 00:06 GEOFON
1232995 0.4 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.5M, 10km N/A 220 thousand 0.4m (at 00:07) 00:07 EMSC
1233000 0.4 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.8M, 16.55km 6.91 230 thousand 0.5m (at 00:06) 00:20 NEIC
1233011 0.1 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.4M, 5km N/A 250 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:36 NOAIG
1233015 0.7 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.8M, 10km N/A 250 thousand 0.7m (at 00:05) 00:39 EMSC
1233019 0.5 25 Oct 2018 22:54 6.8M, 14km 7 230 thousand 0.5m (at 00:06) 01:04 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 Ionian Islands (population 192,059) . The nearest places are Kerion, Lithakiá, Katastárion, Khartáta, Sakynthos, Zákinthos, Planos, Vasilikó, Volimais, Skinária, and Argostoli.

Radius Population
100 km 250000 people
75 km 170000 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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kerion Greece Village <1000 people 22 km
Lithakiá Zakynthos Greece Village - 29 km
Katastárion Zakynthos Greece Village - 30 km
Khartáta Zakynthos Greece Village - 34 km
Sakynthos Greece Village - 36 km
Zákinthos Zakynthos Greece Village 12000 people 36 km
Planos Zakynthos Greece Village - 37 km
Vasilikó Greece Village - 38 km
Volimais Zakynthos Greece Village - 38 km
Skinária Zakynthos Greece Village - 42 km
Loutrá Killínis Greece Village - 56 km
Katákolon Greece Village <1000 people 62 km
Vartholomión Ileia Greece Village 3100 people 62 km
Skala Kefallinia Greece Village <1000 people 63 km
Killíni Greece Village - 64 km
Valsamáta Greece Village - 65 km
Gastoúni Ileia Greece City 5800 people 65 km
Neokhori Ileia Greece Village - 66 km
Kavasilas Ileia Greece Village - 67 km
Douneika Greece Village - 67 km
Kardhamás Ileia Greece Village - 68 km
Savalia Ileia Greece Village 1100 people 69 km
Poros Kefallinia Greece Village - 69 km
Argostoli Greece Village - 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 33 km
Argostolion EFL 18 Civ. Paved Yes 8000 65 km
Andravida PYR 17 Mil. Paved Yes 10100 73 km
Araxos GPA 15 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 98 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Keri Greece 21 km
Zante GRZAN Greece 33 km
Zakinthos Greece 37 km
Katakolon GRKAK Greece 63 km
Killini Greece 65 km
Argos (Argolis) GRARG Greece 72 km
Cephalonia Island Greece 79 km
Sami Greece 80 km
Assos Greece 88 km
Ithaca GRITH Greece 88 km
Ithaki Greece 92 km
Filiatra Greece 94 km
Kiparissia Greece 97 km
Proti Island Greece 98 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pinios Ilias Pinios Ilias 1968 83 km

More information

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