Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 104 km south of Kavala, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece, on Monday, January 18, 1982 at 19:27 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 104 km south of Kavala, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece, on Monday, January 18, 1982 at 19:27 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 18, 1982 19:27:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.004°N / 24.319°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 40.004°S / 155.681°W
Nearest volcano: Sporades (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) E of Sykia (pop: 1,900) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ESE of Neos Marmaras (pop: 3,160) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) S of Kavala (pop: 54,000) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) ESE of Kalamaria (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (85 mi) ESE of Saloniki (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ENE of Volos (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SW of Komotini (pop: 45,600) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Larissa (pop: 144,700) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) NNE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SE of Radovis (North Macedonia) (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.810 kmAegean Sea (Greece)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (271 quakes)

  • 14 Jul 1982 21:12 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 13 Jul 1982 17:53 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    9.9 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 22 Jun 1982 23:38 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    11.3 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 22 Jun 1982 05:54 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 20 Jun 1982 13:57 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    98 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 19 Jun 1982 22:52 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    5086 km (3161 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 18 Jun 1982 00:07 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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