Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 31 km east of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central Greece, on Sunday, December 27, 1981 at 17:39 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 31 km east of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central Greece, on Sunday, December 27, 1981 at 17:39 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 13 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 27, 1981 17:39:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 13.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.938°N / 24.905°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 38.938°S / 155.095°W
Nearest volcano: Sporades (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) E of Skyros (pop: 1,730) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ENE of Chalcis (pop: 59,100) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NE of Marousi (pop: 72,300) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) NE of Acharnes (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NE of Chalandri (pop: 74,200) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) NE of Peristeri (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NE of Kallithea (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NE of Piraeus (pop: 163,700) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SE of Thessaloniki (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.513 kmAegean Sea (Greece)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (108 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 25, 1982 16:52
40 years ago
3.5

33 km
Aegean Sea, 61 km N of Castro, Chios, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jun 23, 1982 10:54
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 22 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jun 22, 1982 22:23
40 years ago
2.9

10 km
Aegean Sea, 9.2 km E of Nisida Agios Nikolaos Island, GreeceMore
Jun 19, 1982 22:52
40 years ago
2.8

10 km
Aegean Sea, 35 km N of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jun 19, 1982 17:22
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 90 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jun 18, 1982 00:07
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 35 km N of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jun 17, 1982 22:12
40 years ago
3.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 28 km N of Skyros, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jun 17, 1982 19:48
40 years ago
3.7

9.4 km
Aegean Sea, 34 km N of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jun 11, 1982 18:17
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 98 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jun 6, 1982 05:32
40 years ago
4.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 57 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
May 30, 1982 09:11
40 years ago
4.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 41 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
May 28, 1982 06:51
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 94 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
May 21, 1982 23:51
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 49 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
May 15, 1982 22:36
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 31 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
May 6, 1982 20:43
40 years ago
3.4

12 km
Aegean Sea, 93 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
May 4, 1982 20:44
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 90 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Apr 25, 1982 19:23
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 52 km SE of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Apr 25, 1982 09:09
40 years ago
3.6

16 km
Aegean Sea, 23 km SE of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Apr 24, 1982 22:38
40 years ago
3.7

10 km
Aegean Sea, 89 km NW of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Apr 23, 1982 02:21
40 years ago
3.3

33 km
Aegean Sea, 36 km N of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Apr 12, 1982 19:21
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 96 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Apr 10, 1982 11:38
40 years ago
4.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 94 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Apr 8, 1982 06:33
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 32 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Mar 20, 1982 20:07
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 76 km W of Castro, Chios, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Mar 18, 1982 17:18
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 91 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Mar 18, 1982 14:27
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 27 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Mar 18, 1982 11:48
40 years ago
3.7

10 km
Aegean Sea, 74 km W of Castro, Chios, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Mar 18, 1982 08:20
40 years ago
4.9

10 km
Aegean Sea, 32 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Mar 18, 1982 07:33
40 years ago
4.2

14 km
Aegean Sea, 98 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Mar 17, 1982 23:52
40 years ago
4.0

17 km
Aegean Sea, 21 km SE of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Mar 14, 1982 18:43
40 years ago
4.0

13 km
Aegean Sea, 31 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Mar 9, 1982 15:15
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 41 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Mar 2, 1982 02:45
40 years ago
3.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 98 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Mar 1, 1982 08:43
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 8.7 km S of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Feb 28, 1982 08:15
40 years ago
3.9

10 km
Aegean Sea, 81 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Feb 16, 1982 18:43
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 53 km NW of Castro, Chios, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Feb 9, 1982 02:44
40 years ago
4.1

18 km
Aegean Sea, 114 km E of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, GreeceMore
Feb 8, 1982 21:35
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 97 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Feb 7, 1982 12:48
40 years ago
4.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 115 km E of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, GreeceMore
Feb 5, 1982 20:53
40 years ago
3.9

10 km
Aegean Sea, 87 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Feb 5, 1982 12:57
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 31 km SE of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Feb 4, 1982 23:19
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 79 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Feb 3, 1982 15:50
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 74 km S of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Feb 2, 1982 11:36
40 years ago
3.5

14 km
Aegean Sea, 94 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Feb 2, 1982 00:42
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 48 km NW of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 29, 1982 02:42
40 years ago
3.7

10 km
Aegean Sea, 49 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 23, 1982 22:58
40 years ago
4.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 48 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 23, 1982 03:29
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 57 km SE of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 23, 1982 00:03
40 years ago
3.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 33 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 21, 1982 21:21
40 years ago
3.7

9.3 km
Aegean Sea, 82 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 21, 1982 21:17
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 81 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 20, 1982 17:04
40 years ago
4.3

12 km
Aegean Sea, 13 km N of Nisida Gramméza Island, Magnesia, Thessaly, GreeceMore
Jan 20, 1982 01:04
40 years ago
3.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 40 km S of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 12:49
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 39 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 12:46
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 67 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 12:18
40 years ago
4.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 70 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 12:14
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 44 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 12:09
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 38 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 09:42
40 years ago
3.9

10 km
Aegean Sea, 85 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 07:36
40 years ago
4.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 78 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 06:39
40 years ago
4.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 117 km E of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 01:10
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 38 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 19, 1982 00:07
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 70 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 18, 1982 23:40
40 years ago
4.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 41 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 18, 1982 23:04
40 years ago
3.9

10 km
Aegean Sea, 81 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 18, 1982 21:41
40 years ago
3.8

10 km
Aegean Sea, 73 km W of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 18, 1982 20:52
40 years ago
4.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 120 km E of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, GreeceMore
Jan 18, 1982 20:42
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 40 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 18, 1982 20:08
40 years ago
4.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 28 km W of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 17, 1982 17:17
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 42 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 17, 1982 08:05
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 87 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 17, 1982 02:18
40 years ago
4.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 27 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 15, 1982 19:11
40 years ago
4.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 92 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 14, 1982 14:17
40 years ago
3.1

22 km
Aegean Sea, 34 km NE of Skyros, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 13, 1982 21:23
40 years ago
4.5

7.9 km
Aegean Sea, 43 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 13, 1982 04:09
40 years ago
4.1

11 km
Aegean Sea, 37 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 12, 1982 16:42
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 100 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 12, 1982 03:08
40 years ago
3.8

10 km
Aegean Sea, 89 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 10, 1982 23:00
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 29 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 10, 1982 22:11
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 77 km W of Lesvos Island, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Jan 8, 1982 22:20
40 years ago
4.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 27 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 8, 1982 09:41
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 48 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 7, 1982 00:39
40 years ago
4.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 25 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 6, 1982 10:31
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 45 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 6, 1982 00:30
40 years ago
3.6

10 km
Aegean Sea, 31 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 5, 1982 21:39
40 years ago
3.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 37 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 5, 1982 08:29
40 years ago
3.8

10 km
Aegean Sea, 31 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 5, 1982 00:30
40 years ago
4.7

10 km
Aegean Sea, 26 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 5, 1982 00:21
40 years ago
4.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 25 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 4, 1982 09:56
40 years ago
3.7

22 km
Aegean Sea, 27 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 4, 1982 04:01
40 years ago
3.2

15 km
Aegean Sea, 49 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 3, 1982 19:35
40 years ago
4.8

7.1 km
Aegean Sea, 23 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 2, 1982 19:02
40 years ago
3.5

10 km
Aegean Sea, 37 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Jan 1, 1982 00:44
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 42 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 31, 1981 02:51
40 years ago
3.3

11 km
Aegean Sea, 93 km W of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Dec 31, 1981 00:55
40 years ago
4.5

7.7 km
Aegean Sea, 34 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 30, 1981 11:32
40 years ago
3.1

10 km
Aegean Sea, 92 km NW of Mitilini, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
Dec 30, 1981 08:38
40 years ago
4.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 37 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 30, 1981 07:22
40 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 9.2 km SE of Skyros, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 30, 1981 04:12
40 years ago
3.0

10 km
Aegean Sea, 6.7 km NW of Nisida Mésa Podia Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 29, 1981 08:00
40 years ago
5.3

10.4 km
Aegean Sea, 19 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 29, 1981 05:08
40 years ago
4.6

9.1 km
Aegean Sea, 37 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 29, 1981 03:24
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 50 km NE of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 29, 1981 03:19
40 years ago
3.2

10 km
Aegean Sea, 44 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 28, 1981 19:44
40 years ago
3.4

10 km
Aegean Sea, 23 km SE of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 28, 1981 19:36
40 years ago
3.9

15 km
Aegean Sea, 37 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 28, 1981 06:18
40 years ago
3.8

10 km
Aegean Sea, 41 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
Dec 28, 1981 03:12
40 years ago
3.5

21 km
Aegean Sea, 25 km E of Skyros Island, Euboea, Central GreeceMore
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