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Magnitude 7 Earthquake Off the Coast of Greece and Turkey

A magnitude 7 earthquake struck offshore of the city of Neon Karlovasion, Greece (north of Simos Island in the eastern Agean Sea) on October 30th, 2020 at 1:51 pm local time (11:51 UTC). Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated at a depth of 13 miles (21 kilometers). 

 

The earthquake struck about 9 miles north-northeast of Neon Karlovasion, Greece, just off the Turkish coast. Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. The event was widely felt, with close to 600 “Did You Feel It?” reports thus far submitted.

 

Early impact estimates from USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) indicate the likelihood for fatalities and significant economic losses.

 

Visit the USGS earthquake event page for more information.

 

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event. 

 

For information about tsunami watches, warnings or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website

 

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500. 

 

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

 

We will update this story if more information becomes available. 

 

Earthquake Information/Resources 

Earthquake Basics 

USGS Earthquakes Homepage 

Earthquake Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

USGS Roles, Responsibility, and Research 

Did You Feel It? 

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