M 4.5 Earthquake for 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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  • Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.
  • Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.
  • Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called "tidal waves"). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.
  • Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.

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