Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 63 km southeast of Nisida Trachilos Island, Crete, Greece, on Monday, May 9, 1966 at 00:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.425°N / 26.455°E↗ (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 34.425°S / 153.545°W↗
Nearest volcano: Santorini (240 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Kalo Nero (pop: 78) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SE of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SE of Agios Nikolaos (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SE of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SE of Gazi (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ESE of Rethymnon (Rethymno) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) SSE 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!) More info
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|6.0||25 km||Crete, Greece||USGS|
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