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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea (Greece) on Saturday, 6 August 1983

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Aegean Sea (Greece) on Saturday, 6 August 1983
Date & time: Saturday, 6 August 1983 15:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 2.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.142°N / 24.766°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Sporades (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) NW of Mýrina (pop: 5,400)
45 km (28 mi) NW of Atsikí (pop: 900)
46 km (29 mi) SE of Karyes (pop: 200)
161 km (100 mi) SE of Kalamariá (pop: 91,600)
165 km (103 mi) SE of Thessaloníki (pop: 354,300)
257 km (160 mi) NE of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 6 Aug 15:43 UTCM 6.8 / 2.4 kmAegean Sea (Greece)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Aegean Sea (Greece), 6 Aug 1983 15:43

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (139 quakes):
  • 28 Jan 1984 01:30 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 1984 21:51 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 1984 03:42 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jan 1984 11:33 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 1983 22:19 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 1983 11:29 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 1983 23:59 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 1983 22:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 1983 05:40 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    101 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 1983 12:51 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10.5 km (6.5 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 1983 05:00 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 1983 02:55 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Nov 1983 22:08 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10.7 km (6.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Nov 1983 18:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Nov 1983 05:56 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10.9 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Oct 1983 20:52 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    12.8 km (8 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea (Greece) on Saturday, 6 August 1983

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