Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 98 km west of Athens, Athena, Attica, Greece, on Wednesday, 8 April 1970 at 13:50 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 20 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.304°N / 22.682°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Antikyra (pop: 1,450) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SW of Livadeia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNW of Corinto (pop: 30,200) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) E of Patras (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Nikaia (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Piraeus (pop: 163,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) WNW of Peristeri (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WNW of Acharnes (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) WNW of Kallithea (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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