Important historic earthquakes in Greece

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Greece May 21 07:18 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece May 20 22:17 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Crete, Greece May 20 22:17 4.3 10 MAP
EMSC Crete, Greece May 18 19:02 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Greece May 17 20:11 3.4 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece May 17 18:32 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Greece May 17 16:03 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Greece May 17 09:47 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Greece May 16 22:41 3.6 2 MAP
USGS Gefyra, Greece May 16 22:30 5.0 10 MAP
GEOFON Southern Greece May 16 22:30 5.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Methoni - I felt shaking on the east-west axis, a few back and forth movements, less than a few seconds, and checked here to see if it was real or not.
  • Papandianika - 10 to 15 seconds shaking
  • EMSC Southern Greece May 16 22:30 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Greece May 15 00:04 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 11 07:10 3.2 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 11 07:01 3.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece May 11 02:47 3.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece May 10 06:13 3.8 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 06 09:48 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kerkira Region, Greece May 05 05:00 3.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece May 04 08:30 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece May 03 14:41 2.9 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 08:42 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lardos, Greece May 02 21:16 4.4 64 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 02 04:04 3.5 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 02 04:04 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palaiochora, Greece May 02 00:04 4.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Greece May 01 20:50 4.1 40 MAP
    USGS Markopoulon Oropou, Greece May 01 20:50 4.2 19 MAP
    GEOFON Greece May 01 20:50 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Athens - Light shaking
  • Athens - Light shaking
  • Athens - 3 seconds, no damage
  • athens - Moderate shaking
  • Athens - Sitting at my desk, in my 5th floor apartment on Lykavitos, I felt a shudder and a little swaying lasting about 2 seconds. No apparent damage.
  • Nea Makri - Weak shaking
  • Athens - Around 5 seconds
  • Athènes - Couchée après 23h30, j'ai senti mon lit trembler 4fois, entre 23h45 et 0h, approximativement. Au 6ème étage.
  • Athene - Paar seconden op 2e etage van een hotel op 1 mei 2018 23.50 uur
  • Athene - 1 mei 2018 om 23.50 plaatselijke tijd licht schudden op 2e etage van een hotel in wijk Alimos. Paar seconden lang.
  • Athens - Lying on my side in bed, I felt the bed moving side to side. I have not been here long and never felt this before. I live on a busy street on the fourth floor and never felt the apartment shake before.
  • Ayioi Apostoloi - 5 sekund
  • GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 01 04:03 4.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 28 21:56 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chania - Weak shaking
  • USGS Adamas, Greece Apr 25 11:17 4.3 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Apr 24 18:53 4.3 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Fanes - Felt the bed shake for three seconds.
  • USGS Lardos, Greece Apr 24 18:53 4.3 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Apr 24 18:53 4.3 52 MAP
    EMSC Greece Apr 24 05:23 3.9 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Apr 23 17:34 3.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mouzaki, Greece Apr 23 07:41 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Apr 22 00:51 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pefkochori, Greece Apr 21 01:34 4.1 16 MAP
    EMSC Greece Apr 21 00:30 3.3 10 MAP
    USGS Pefkochori, Greece Apr 21 00:20 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Greece Apr 21 00:20 4.7 1 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Apr 18 14:32 4.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 18 14:32 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hersonisos - At 13.15. Just a slight shaking
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 18 03:18 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Apr 16 08:32 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Apr 15 01:58 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Apr 14 13:20 2.9 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Apr 10 18:45 4.4 51 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    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) ?
    People
    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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