Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 116 km north of Darnah, Libya, on Tuesday, August 17, 1982 at 22:22 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 31 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.772°N / 22.961°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Libya)
Antipode: 33.772°S / 157.039°W
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) NNE of Darnah (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) NNE of Al Qubbah (Al Qubah) (pop: 24,600) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NE of Balis (pop: 74,600) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSW of Palaiochora (Chania, Greece) (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) NNW of Tobruk (pop: 121,100) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SSW of Chania (Greece) (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SW of Rethymno (Greece) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NE of Al Marj (pop: 85,300) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) SW of Gazi (Greece) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
913 km (567 mi) E of Tripoli (pop: 1,151,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.4||31 km||central Mediterranean Sea (Libya)||USGS|
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