M 4.5 Earthquake, 46km W of Katastarion, Greece

Sep 9, 2013 11:18 AM UTC
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 87 miles (140 km) WSW of Patras, Greece; 115 miles (186 km) WNW of Kalamata, Greece; 135 miles (217 km) SSW of Ioannina, Greece; 191 miles (307 km) W of ATHENS, Greece

Posted Sep 9, 2013 11:39 AM UTC

An earthquake with magnitude 4.5 occurred near Patras, Greece at 11:18:56.70 UTC on Sep 9, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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