Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 72 km west of Livadia, Chania, Crete, Greece, on Friday, January 26, 1962 at 08:17 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.191°N / 22.769°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 35.191°S / 157.231°W
Nearest volcano: Milos (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) W of Moni Chrysoskalitissas (pop: 66) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) W of Palaiochora (Chania) (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Kissamos (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) WSW of Chania (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) W of Georgiopoli (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) W of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) S of Gythion (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) S of Molaoi (pop: 3,020) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) W of Mires (pop: 6,380) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) SSW of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||25 km||central Mediterranean Sea (Greece)||USGS|
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