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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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Greece Nov 23 03:03 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Greece Nov 22 22:42 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kleidion, Greece Nov 22 22:37 4.4 11 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Greece Nov 22 22:37 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Thessaloniki - 10 seconds, no damage to my property
  • EMSC Greece Nov 22 22:37 4.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Nov 22 21:48 3.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Nov 22 19:04 3.4 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Nov 22 13:47 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Greece Nov 20 03:31 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Aigion, Greece Nov 20 03:31 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Nov 20 03:31 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Nov 16 05:32 3.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Nov 15 15:49 3.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Nov 14 13:40 3.4 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Greece Nov 11 10:15 4.3 181 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Nov 11 10:15 3.8 155 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Makry Gialos, Greece Nov 10 18:35 4.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Nov 10 18:35 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Nov 10 18:35 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Faliraki, Greece Nov 07 02:40 4.9 67 MAP I Felt It
  • Prozor - The shaking lasted 1 sec
  • GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Nov 07 02:40 4.5 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Nov 06 11:00 3.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Nov 06 04:43 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rodos, Greece Nov 04 21:54 4.2 77 MAP I Felt It
  • Symi island dodecanese - Sounds like fireworks then rattling /shaking for 5-10 seconds
  • GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Nov 04 21:54 4.3 78 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Greece Nov 04 09:51 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sinoikismos Khavarion, Greece Nov 04 09:51 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Nov 04 09:51 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Nov 04 03:25 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Nov 03 07:43 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Ysidro - At 10:55 a.m., I was inside my home when i felt the Earthquake. It lasted around ten seconds, withoout any damages. I observed the length and strength and was preparing to run outdoors if it worsened.
  • Athens - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Nov 03 06:50 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Oct 31 17:27 3.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece Oct 27 19:26 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Greece Oct 27 13:53 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Oct 27 13:53 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Oct 27 10:08 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Oct 27 10:06 3.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Oct 24 09:36 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Turgetreis - Light shaking
  • Kos - lasted 15 seconds
  • kos - tables and ground shaking, 15 seconds it lasted
  • Tgikaki - Light shaking
  • Kos - 10 seconds, whole building was shaking
  • Bodrum - Lasted about 4 seconds, no damage noted
  • Kos - Me and my sister where in a feet spa and baring in mind kos is full of old buildings and the foot spa was one of them. We were sat there and there was a light shake and me and my sister looked at each other then looked at a woman near us. Then the shaking grew louder and stronger. My mum ran straight to the shop and shouted ‘run!’ We ran, I grabbed my bag and flew out the shop. Nothings happened since and we’re just waiting.
  • Mastichari - Seemed to be about 5 seconds. Felt chair move with me in it. Doors rattled. Partner was walking, so didn\'t notice.
  • Kos - We were in an alleyway in Kos town, the shaking lasted about 10 seconds. We heard bricks falling in the distance, didn\'t witness any damage.
  • Kos - 5-10 seconds
  • Kos - Light shaking on beach 15 seconds
  • Marmaris - About 10 seconds of light shaking while we were in our hotel room
  • Lambi kos - My husband and I were in hotel room at the time of the quake lasted about 5 seconds pool vibrated but not to bad
  • Bodrum - Felt for about 5 seconds. No damage
  • Kos Town - Sitting outdoors at a restaurant having lunch. Shaking felt through the floor, seats & table. Lasted approx 5 seconds.
  • KOS TOWN - We was sat outside a cafè and we felt the floor shake then a Big Bang because we had never experieced one before and everyone ran outside the building we ran but before we moved the tree from behind us was going side to side in mine and my grandads back. We didn’t see anything get damaged but from hearing things from others something’s smashed
  • GEOFON Greece Oct 23 01:17 4.0 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lixourion, Greece Oct 23 01:17 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Oct 20 13:11 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Oct 20 07:22 3.2 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Oct 19 17:09 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Oct 19 17:09 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Greece Oct 19 16:22 3.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Oct 15 03:42 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece Oct 15 03:42 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Oct 14 12:37 3.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Florina, Greece Oct 14 09:55 4.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Greece Oct 14 09:55 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It

    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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