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Update : The earthquake was even felt in parts of Italy. Deep earthquakes can generate weak MMI III shaking in a radius of hundreds of km.

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Update : Due the depth of +100 km this earthquake is harmless but will have been felt in a wide radius.

Moderate earthquake below the Sea in the Hydra area. Weak shaking reported from Athens. The quake was felt until Malta.

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89 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 23:08:08.0 2014-04-04
29 km SE of Ýdra, Greece / pop: 2,526 / local time: 23:08:08.0 2014-04-04

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-04-04 23:08:08

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-04-04 20:08:08

Depth (Hypocenter) : 110 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Ydra, Greece Apr 04 20:08 5.5 107 MAP I Felt It
  • Floriana - No damages just felt the ground shaking
  • Athens - Slight shaking
  • St ' Julians - Bed and couch shaking
  • Sliema - I felt it. My wife didn't!
  • Athens - Eating dinner on second floor of modern four floor apartment building when table, chairs and lamps began shaking with some strength. Shaking lasted approximately 40 seconds. All present had experienced earthquakes before and considered this to be a significant event. No damage observed.
  • Mgarr - No damage
  • Lecce - Just felt it 10 minutes ago (around 10:20pm local time), is it possible?
  • EMSC Southern Greece Apr 04 20:08 5.7 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Saronida - Το περίεργο με αυτό τον σεισμό ήταν πως δεν κουνήθηκα αλλά αισθάνθηκα μία δύναμη προς τα κάτω κάτι σαν να βούλιαξε το σπίτι μερικά εκατοστά προς τα κάτω.
  • Paleo Faliro - Started with sudden vertical vibration, then followed with intensifying horizontal vibration... mkderate intensity, 3-5 second duration
  • Nikaia - The vertical movement was the significant one. 1-2 seconds but hanging lights balanced for the next minute. (courtesy EMSC)
  • kiefalonia - niby daleko od mojej wyspy ,ale dosyc dlugo trzeslo
  • Kefalonia - trzeslo sie w domu
  • St.Paul's Bay - Felt a little bit of movement.
  • Sliema - thank God it was very quick. watching t.v.when at first the furrniture made a popping sound and the chair trembled beneath me. 4 seconds in all
  • Athens - Stron shaking but fortunatelly it was only for 5 seconds
  • Chania - This is the second earthquake in the last month and a half. It is also the 4th in the last six months. It is also worrisome that they are getting more stronger each time. I was the only one to feel it and to me it seemed that it lasted about 30 seconds. I am very sensitive to earthquakes and it gave me a really bad headache that began seconds before it was over. My small porcelain decorations began to jilt and the water in my water-bottle was shaking. What is the cause of all these constant eart
  • Qormi - I felt the earthquake at 10:13pm for 6-7 seconds when I saw my waredrobe shaking and the chandelier moving.
  • Glyfada - No damage
  • Athene - ero in albergo in bagno all'ottavo piano nel quartiere sopracitato.....per circa un minuto la scossa si è sentita molto bene.....nessun danno
  • GEOFON Southern Greece Apr 04 20:08 5.5 97 MAP I Felt It
  • Balzan - I was on the computer when i felt a very light shaking. My brother was upstairs and he felt it parents were in the next room but didn't feel anything.It lasted about 25 seconds.
  • Palo del Colle - Lievissimo tremolio dell'abitazione al terzo piano. Durata di pochi secondi.
  • Athens - I first thought that someone closed the door of the building with too much strength.
  • Sliema - My daughter and neighbour on third floor felt it. My wife and I did not.
  • san gwann - on 3rd floor - my armchair started shaking
  • mosta - Wall unit rattled and armchair shook on third floor flat. The first floor occupants did not feel anything. No damage.
  • sliema - Была вибрация в течение 2 сек
  • Cлима - Вибрация
  • Sliema - Вибрация мебели
  • Gzira - I was in bed when it started shake
  • Athens - 2 slight tremors lasting about 4 seconds each and maybe a minute apart. I was in bed and the bed felt like a water-bed. No damage.
  • Mechelen - test




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    City/Village where you felt the earthquake *
    Street or suburb (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Latitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
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    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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