Earthquake Measuring 5 on Richter Scale Shakes Western Peloponnese

September 27, 2018

PYLOS, Greece – An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook parts of Messinia and Ilia, western Peloponnese, at around 13:20 p.m. on Thursday.

According to preliminary assessments by the Athens National Observatory’s Geodynamic Institute, the quake’s epicenter was in the sea off Pylos.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said that the earthquake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, its epicenter was in the sea west of Methoni and the depth was 10 km.


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