M6.5 GREECE on November 17th 2015 at 07:10 UTC
Last update: 4 January 2016 at 10:04 UTC
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit western Greece near the Greek island of Lefkada on November 17th, 2015 at 7h10 UTC (9h10 local time). More information on the main shock is available here.
This event has been felt for distances larger than 300 km from the epicenter. Local authorities had received damage reports and it appears that the earthquake has killed 2 peoples (see greekreporter ,huffingtonpost, washingtonpost).
The mainshock has been followed by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 8h33 UTC (10h33 local time). See here for more information.
The wertern coasts are well known seismic regions and last year, in 2014, two earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 6 occurred. Their location was 60 km southern, near Kefalonia island.
You may find some pictures and videos on the damage at Lefkada island caused by the earthquake on http://www.mylefkada.gr/. Take a look at this impressive video that was recorded during the earthquake (youtube) !
If you have experienced this earthquake, you are invited to answer the online questionnaire. Your testimony will be useful to update the Intensity map here below, where intensities correspond to the effects of the earthquake.
You can also read the comments posted by people who experienced this event or view them on the interactive map here below.
- Quick estimate of source complexity by J. Zahradnik and E. Sokos.
- Preliminary earthquake report by Ganas et al.
- Preliminary earthquake report by P. Papadimitriou et al.
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Main Shock Epicenter Location
Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today)
Moment Tensors Solutions