Latest earthquakes near Greece today

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List of latest earthquakes near Greece.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 20, 2024 18:38
(Athens)
M 4.2 146 km W
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 17:53
(Athens)
M 2.4 68 km S
from Lárisa
Jul 20, 2024 17:51
(Athens)
M 2.3 61 km ESE
from Thessaloníki
Jul 20, 2024 15:48
(Athens)
M 2.1 37 km SE
from Pátra
Jul 20, 2024 14:34
(Athens)
M 2.1 68 km SW
from Pátra
Jul 20, 2024 13:52
(Athens)
M 2.0 79 km SSW
from Kavála
Jul 20, 2024 11:08
(Athens)
M 3.1 59 km E
from Thessaloníki
Jul 20, 2024 10:50
(Athens)
M 2.3 59 km NE
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 08:08
(Athens)
M 2.2 73 km SSW
from Kavála
Jul 20, 2024 07:38
(Athens)
M 2.1 74 km SSW
from Kavála
Jul 20, 2024 07:29
(Athens)
M 2.3 198 km W
from Thessaloníki
Jul 20, 2024 07:17
(Athens)
M 2.7 171 km WSW
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 06:59
(Athens)
M 2.1 80 km N
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 06:28
(Athens)
M 2.9 79 km SSW
from Kavála
Jul 20, 2024 06:25
(Athens)
M 3.2 62 km NE
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 06:11
(Athens)
M 2.3 32 km N
from Pátra
Jul 20, 2024 04:21
(Athens)
M 2.1 76 km SSW
from Kavála
Jul 20, 2024 03:58
(Athens)
M 2.7 178 km WSW
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 03:53
(Athens)
M 2.6 60 km NE
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 03:36
(Athens)
M 2.0 234 km ENE
from Mytilene
Jul 20, 2024 03:34
(Athens)
M 2.5 173 km WSW
from Irákleion
Jul 20, 2024 03:08
(Athens)
M 2.3 41 km NW
from Ródos
Jul 20, 2024 01:43
(Athens)
M 2.0 224 km WNW
from Thessaloníki
Jul 20, 2024 01:07
(Athens)
M 2.7 17 km N
from Pátra
Jul 20, 2024 01:03
(Athens)
M 2.5 59 km NNE
from Irákleion

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Greece

Greece Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
314 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.2
Jul 20, 2024 18:38

Average

A total of 3140 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Greece in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 314 earthquakes per year, or 26 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Greece roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Greece in 2020. A total of 523 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Greece that year. The strongest had a 7 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Greece with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Greece in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Greece during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Greece (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2953 94.04%
Mag. 5 176 5.61%
Mag. 6 10 0.32%
Mag. 7 1 0.03%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Greece

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7
On Oct 30, 2020 13:51.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Jul 9, 1956 05:11.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Greece occurred on Oct 30, 2020 13:51 local time (Europe/Athens timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 268 kilometers (167 mi) east of Athens, at a depth of 21 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Greece in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Jul 9, 1956 05:11, 166 kilometers (103 mi) east of Irákleion. It is the strongest earthquake near Greece in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Greece in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Greece.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Greece.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Oct 30, 2020 13:51
(Athens)
M 7.0 268 km E
from Athens
Oct 26, 2018 01:54
(Athens)
M 6.8 131 km SW
from Pátra
Jul 21, 2017 01:31
(Athens)
M 6.6 91 km NW
from Ródos
Nov 17, 2015 09:10
(Athens)
M 6.5 110 km WNW
from Pátra
May 2, 2020 15:51
(Athens)
M 6.5 138 km SSE
from Irákleion
Oct 12, 2021 12:24
(Athens)
M 6.4 99 km E
from Irákleion
Jun 12, 2017 15:28
(Athens)
M 6.3 26 km SW
from Mytilene
Mar 3, 2021 12:16
(Athens)
M 6.3 24 km WNW
from Lárisa
Nov 27, 2019 09:23
(Athens)
M 6.0 256 km S
from Athens
Apr 16, 2015 21:07
(Athens)
M 6.0 153 km E
from Irákleion

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Greece

Earthquakes by region of Greece

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Greece.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Greece.

When was the last earthquake in Greece?

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Greece on the evening of July 20, 2024 at 18:38 local time (Europe/Athens). The center of this earthquake was located 146km west of Irákleion at a depth of 10km under water in the Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Basin. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Greece in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Greece?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Greece on the night of July 9, 1956 at 05:11 local time (Europe/Athens). The center of this earthquake was located 166km north-northeast of Irákleion at a depth of 20km under water in the Aegean Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Greece since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Greece?

In the past 10 years, 3140 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Greece. This averages to 314 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.