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Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Otok Cvijeća, 47 km southwest of Podgorica, Montenegro, on Thursday, May 24, 1979 at 17:23 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Otok Cvijeća, 47 km southwest of Podgorica, Montenegro, on Thursday, May 24, 1979 at 17:23 GMT Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Otok Cvijeća, 47 km southwest of Podgorica, Montenegro, on Thursday, May 24, 1979 at 17:23 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 8 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 24, 1979 17:23:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.255°N / 18.752°E (Adriatic Sea, Montenegro)
Antipode42.255°S / 161.248°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) WSW of Budva (pop: 18,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) S of Kotor (pop: 5,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (13 mi) SW of Cetinje (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Tivat (pop: 6,280) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) SE of Herceg Novi (Herceg - Novi) (pop: 19,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) WNW of Bar (pop: 17,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Podgorica (pop: 236,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Nikšić (pop: 58,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (84 mi) NW of Tirana (Albania) (pop: 374,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) S of Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) (pop: 696,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) WNW of Bogovinje (North Macedonia) (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) W of Brvenica (North Macedonia) (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) W of Zelino (North Macedonia) (pop: 25,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
204 km (126 mi) WSW of Pristina (Kosovo) (pop: 550,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.28 kmCroatia-Bosnia-Montenegro border regionUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (81 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 17, 1979 16:28
43 years ago
3.8

10 km
7.4 km SE of Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës, Qarku i Shkodrës, AlbaniaMore
Nov 17, 1979 15:21
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
25 km S of Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës, Qarku i Shkodrës, AlbaniaMore
Nov 10, 1979 04:19
43 years ago
4.5

10 km
31 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Nov 9, 1979 04:20
43 years ago
3.5

10 km
31 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Nov 9, 1979 02:38
43 years ago
3.1

10 km
37 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Nov 9, 1979 01:48
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
32 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Nov 7, 1979 11:41
43 years ago
3.3

10 km
Gradac, Ulcinj, 23 km SE of Bar, MontenegroMore
Nov 6, 1979 08:05
43 years ago
4.0

10 km
39 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Nov 5, 1979 18:24
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
43 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Nov 5, 1979 11:10
43 years ago
4.4

10 km
26 km NW of Nikšić, MontenegroMore
Sep 21, 1979 12:02
43 years ago
4.2

10 km
Gradac, Ulcinj, 54 km S of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Sep 21, 1979 05:10
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
35 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Sep 15, 1979 08:58
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
20 km SW of Bar, MontenegroMore
Aug 31, 1979 18:06
43 years ago
3.3

10 km
31 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
Aug 28, 1979 05:28
43 years ago
3.4

10 km
39 km S of Dubrovnik, Ragusa, Dubrovnik - Neretva, CroatiaMore
Aug 24, 1979 10:16
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 48 km SW of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Aug 24, 1979 04:27
43 years ago
3.3

10 km
40 km N of Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës, Qarku i Shkodrës, AlbaniaMore
Aug 17, 1979 05:30
43 years ago
4.2

10 km
27 km S of Gradac Island, MontenegroMore
Aug 9, 1979 23:20
43 years ago
4.1

10 km
Sveti Marko Island, 60 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Aug 6, 1979 07:48
43 years ago
4.1

10 km
Sveti Marko Island, 62 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Aug 2, 1979 14:41
43 years ago
4.5

10 km
29 km SW of Kamenik Island, MontenegroMore
Jul 25, 1979 22:43
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
32 km S of Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës, Qarku i Shkodrës, AlbaniaMore
Jul 20, 1979 02:56
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
24 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Jul 14, 1979 11:29
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, Kotor, 45 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Jul 5, 1979 09:39
43 years ago
3.4

10 km
7.3 km S of Budva, MontenegroMore
Jul 4, 1979 23:44
43 years ago
4.2

10 km
23 km SW of Gradac Island, MontenegroMore
Jul 4, 1979 22:41
43 years ago
3.3

10 km
11 km S of Budva, MontenegroMore
Jun 30, 1979 08:05
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
Gradac, Ulcinj, 23 km SE of Bar, MontenegroMore
Jun 29, 1979 19:11
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
23 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
Jun 25, 1979 14:12
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 16 km W of Budva, MontenegroMore
Jun 20, 1979 21:18
43 years ago
4.7

10 km
26 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
Jun 18, 1979 20:42
43 years ago
3.0

10 km
26 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Jun 18, 1979 16:28
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
37 km W of Nikšić, MontenegroMore
Jun 18, 1979 09:56
43 years ago
4.5

10 km
22 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
Jun 15, 1979 09:41
43 years ago
4.2

10 km
Sveti Marko Island, 56 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Jun 13, 1979 06:51
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
24 km SE of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
Jun 11, 1979 23:36
43 years ago
3.2

10 km
13 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
Jun 11, 1979 21:48
43 years ago
3.3

10 km
24 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
Jun 11, 1979 06:00
43 years ago
2.7

10 km
25 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
Jun 6, 1979 16:20
43 years ago
3.2

10 km
36 km SW of Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës, Qarku i Shkodrës, AlbaniaMore
Jun 6, 1979 15:27
43 years ago
4.8

10 km
26 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
Jun 5, 1979 12:49
43 years ago
4.1

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, Kotor, 45 km SW of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Jun 4, 1979 03:24
43 years ago
3.4

10 km
16 km S of Budva, MontenegroMore
Jun 4, 1979 02:51
43 years ago
4.5

10 km
32 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
Jun 3, 1979 11:03
43 years ago
4.5

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 54 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Jun 2, 1979 02:52
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
Ulcinj, 20 km SE of Bar, MontenegroMore
Jun 1, 1979 09:29
43 years ago
4.8

10 km
Sveti Marko Island, 56 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
Jun 1, 1979 09:01
43 years ago
3.4

10 km
33 km SW of Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës, Qarku i Shkodrës, AlbaniaMore
May 30, 1979 23:47
43 years ago
4.1

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, Kotor, 41 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
May 30, 1979 23:27
43 years ago
3.5

10 km
15 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 30, 1979 22:25
43 years ago
3.8

10 km
14 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 30, 1979 05:38
43 years ago
4.3

10 km
33 km SW of Gradac Island, MontenegroMore
May 29, 1979 11:24
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
21 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 29, 1979 05:35
43 years ago
3.4

10 km
19 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
May 28, 1979 23:17
43 years ago
3.2

10 km
25 km S of Bar, MontenegroMore
May 28, 1979 13:27
43 years ago
4.2

10 km
23 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 27, 1979 14:47
43 years ago
4.2

10 km
23 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 27, 1979 14:25
43 years ago
3.3

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 9.3 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 27, 1979 05:08
43 years ago
3.0

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 16 km W of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 26, 1979 20:44
43 years ago
3.2

10 km
Cetinje, 16 km SW of Nikšić, MontenegroMore
May 26, 1979 11:07
43 years ago
3.8

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, Kotor, 41 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 23:44
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 15 km W of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 21:43
43 years ago
3.8

10 km
22 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 12:31
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
23 km S of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 11:45
43 years ago
4.5

10 km
27 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 11:06
43 years ago
3.4

10 km
13 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 09:25
43 years ago
3.5

10 km
20 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 08:45
43 years ago
3.4

10 km
21 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 07:22
43 years ago
4.4

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 47 km SW of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 03:23
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
26 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 02:45
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
18 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 25, 1979 00:03
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
21 km SW of Kamenik Island, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 22:28
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
15 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 21:04
43 years ago
3.8

10 km
22 km S of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 20:35
43 years ago
5.1

10 km
22 km SW of Kamenik Island, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 20:15
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
Kamenik, Bar, 32 km SW of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 19:42
43 years ago
3.9

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, 12 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 19:37
43 years ago
3.5

10 km
21 km SE of Otok Cvijeća Island, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 19:18
43 years ago
3.7

10 km
Kamenik, 37 km SW of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 19:00
43 years ago
3.6

10 km
Otok Cvijeća, Kotor, 43 km W of Podgorica, MontenegroMore
May 24, 1979 17:54
43 years ago
3.2

10 km
28 km SW of Budva, MontenegroMore
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