M 5.7 in Greece-Albania Border Region on 21 Mar 2020 00:49 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 39.3741 , 20.6329
Event Date: 21 Mar 2020 00:49 UTC
21 Mar 2020 02:49 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI VII
730000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70008db1
Inserted at: 21 Mar 2020 03:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.2 (Greece)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Albania= 4.2; Greece= 2.5

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.1 0.1
us70008db1 Scaled population (raster) 1.95  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.69  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1301593 0 21 Mar 2020 00:49 5.7M, 10km 6.76 670 thousand 00:33 NEIC
1301623 0.1 21 Mar 2020 00:49 5.7M, 10km 7.02 730 thousand 02:37 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Greece ,of Ipiros (population 341,179) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1200 people
15000 people
55000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1301593 39.353/20.562 5.7 10.0 6.875 21 Mar 2020 01:10 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1301593 39.353/20.562 5.7 10.0 6.651 21 Mar 2020 01:23 00:33 (upd of #1)
3 0 1301593 39.353/20.562 5.7 10.0 6.844 21 Mar 2020 01:49 00:59 (upd of #2)
4 0 1301593 39.353/20.562 5.7 10.0 6.762 21 Mar 2020 02:53 02:03 (upd of #3)
5 0 1301623 39.374/20.633 5.7 10.0 6.556 21 Mar 2020 03:30 02:40 (new episode)
6 0 1301623 39.374/20.633 5.7 10.0 6.583 21 Mar 2020 03:41 02:52 (upd of #5)
7 0.1 1301623 39.374/20.633 5.7 10.0 7.015 22 Mar 2020 00:53 1d 00:03 (upd of #6)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Ipiros Greece 11000 people
Ipiros Greece 50000 people
Ipiros Greece 150000 people
Ionian Islands Greece 5000 people
Central Greece and Evvoia Greece <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Glyki Greece Village - 6 km
Karvounari Greece Village - 13 km
Mesopótamo Preveza Greece Village - 13 km
Mórfion Thesprotia Greece Village <1000 people 13 km
Assos Preveza Greece Village - 13 km
Paramithiá Thesprotia Greece City - 15 km
Kanallaki Preveza Greece Village - 15 km
Margariti Greece Village - 17 km
Thesprotikón Preveza Greece Village 1900 people 19 km
Panayía Ioannina Greece Village - 21 km
Kopani Ioannina Greece Village - 22 km
Mazarakia Thesprotia Greece Village <1000 people 22 km
Párga Preveza Greece Village 1600 people 23 km
Kerasona Preveza Greece Village - 23 km
Loùros Preveza Greece Village - 25 km
Stefani Priveza Greece Village - 26 km
Filippiás Preveza Greece Village 4000 people 28 km
Áyios Spirídhon Arta Greece Village - 31 km
Arkhangelos Preveza Greece Village - 32 km
Néa Sampsoús Preveza Greece Village <1000 people 33 km
Kostakioi Arta Greece Village - 38 km
Bandoúla Arta Greece Village - 41 km
Mirodháfni Ioannina Greece Village - 24 km
Kastrosikiá Preveza Greece Village - 27 km
Piakoti Greece Village - 27 km
Arílla Greece Village - 29 km
Serviana Ioannina Greece Village - 30 km
Plataria Greece Village <1000 people 31 km
Vayenítion Ioannina Greece Village - 31 km
Parapotamos Thesprotia Greece Village - 32 km
Kalentzi Ioannina Greece Village - 32 km
Koutsélion Ioannina Greece Village <1000 people 33 km
Pistiana Arta Greece Village - 33 km
Katsikas Ioannina Greece Village 2500 people 34 km
Igoumenítsa Greece Village 8100 people 35 km
Keramitsa Thesprotia Greece Village <1000 people 36 km
Grammenitsa Arta Greece Village - 37 km
Klimatiá Ioannina Greece Village <1000 people 37 km
Barkmádhi Ioannina Greece Village - 37 km
Filiátai Thesprotia Greece Village 2500 people 38 km
Ayios Nikolaos Arta Greece Village - 38 km
Arta Arta Greece City 16000 people 39 km
Soulópoulon Ioannina Greece Village - 40 km
Petas Arta Greece Village - 41 km
Longos Greece Village - 44 km
Gáïo Greece Village - 44 km
Kavos Greece Village - 45 km
Sparterá Greece Village - 45 km
Koronisia Greece Village - 47 km
Neokhóri Arta Greece Village - 47 km
Préveza Preveza Greece City 16000 people 47 km
Komobotion Arta Greece City - 49 km
Levkímmi Kerkyra Greece Village - 50 km
Perivoli Greece Village - 52 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Aktion PVK 4 Mil. Paved Yes 9800

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Parga GRPAR Greece
Igoumenitsa GRIGO Greece
Arta Greece
Paxos Island Greece
Preveza Greece

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Pournari Arachthos 1981

More information

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