Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 104 km southwest of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Sunday, September 11, 1977 at 23:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 104 km southwest of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Sunday, September 11, 1977 at 23:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 11, 1977 23:19:23 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.048°N / 23.029°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 35.048°S / 156.971°W
Nearest volcano: Milos (223 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Moni Chrysoskalitissas (pop: 66) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Palaiochora (Chania) (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SW of Kissamos (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WSW of Chania (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) W of Mires (pop: 6,380) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) W of Gazi (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) W of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) W of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (207 mi) S 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.033 kmCrete, GreeceUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 10, 1978 00:23
44 years ago
4.3

57 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 65 km W of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 8, 1978 23:54
44 years ago
4.3

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 128 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Mar 5, 1978 05:26
44 years ago
4.4

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 95 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jan 18, 1978 13:39
44 years ago
4.1

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 105 km W of Gavdos Island, Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 15, 1977 08:06
44 years ago
4.3

47 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 109 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Dec 8, 1977 00:40
44 years ago
4.5

62 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 27 km W of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Oct 22, 1977 10:02
44 years ago
5.0

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 101 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Oct 10, 1977 08:49
44 years ago
4.3

81 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 23 km S of Nisida Pontikonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Oct 8, 1977 10:25
44 years ago
4.2

60 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 41 km SW of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 25, 1977 03:12
44 years ago
4.2

64 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 106 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 24, 1977 20:43
44 years ago
4.3

64 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 89 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 18, 1977 05:57
44 years ago
4.3

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 93 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 15, 1977 15:53
44 years ago
4.5

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 114 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 14, 1977 18:49
44 years ago
4.5

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 106 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 13, 1977 13:04
44 years ago
4.3

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 107 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 12, 1977 10:52
44 years ago
4.1

59 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 99 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 12, 1977 07:04
44 years ago
4.0

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 104 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 12, 1977 02:57
44 years ago
4.5

36 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 97 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 12, 1977 02:30
44 years ago
4.0

57 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 106 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 12, 1977 00:03
44 years ago
3.9

37 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 76 km W of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Sep 11, 1977 23:31
44 years ago
4.0

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 98 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore

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