M 6.5 in Greece from 25 Oct 2018 22:54 UTC to 22:54

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1159936
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 37.3999 , 20.5476
Event Date: 25 Oct 2018 22:54 UTC
25 Oct 2018 23:54 Local
Exposed Population: 220000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 25 Oct 2018 22:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 2.5 (Greece)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NOAIG 0 0.4 0.4
41F00955 Scaled population (vector) 4.76 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 earthquake 0      
  Country Vulnerability -0.61      
  INFORM_normalised 0.69      
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Greece - 6.8 M Earthquake and Tsunami (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:01

  • An earthquake of 6.4 ML at the depth of 9.1 km according to the Institute of Geodynamics of Greece occurred in the Ionian Sea (western Greece) on 25 October at 22:54 UTC. The epicentre was located 45 km south-west of Zakynthos Town (Zakynthos Island). Shaking was estimated to be up to very strong for 5 000 people and strong for 52 000 people.
  • The earthquake triggered a small tsunami detected by several sea-level instruments in the area (0.09 m in Kyparissia and Crotone, 0.06 m in Le Castella). The European Commission's Joint Research Centre is closely monitoring the situation.
  • As of 26 October, there are no reports of casualties. Some minor damage was sustained to port infrastructure in Zakynthos, there have been problems in the electricity network and small localised landslides.
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Latest media headlines

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Earthquake hits Greek islandSun, 28 Oct 2018 04:48:00 +0100.

A powerful earthquake has hit western Greece, damaging a port and a 15th-century monastery, but causing no major injuries, officials and local media said. The quake struck early on Friday morning, sending out tremors felt as far afield as
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (77), (3), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (4), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),