Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 74 km west of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Thursday, June 21, 1984 at 10:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 74 km west of Chania, Crete, Greece, on Thursday, June 21, 1984 at 10:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 39 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 21, 1984 10:43:42 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 39.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.36°N / 23.238°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 35.36°S / 156.762°W
Nearest volcano: Milos (184 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) W of Livadia (pop: 76) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) WSW of Kissamos (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Palaiochora (Chania) (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Chania (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Mouzouras (pop: 1,460) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) W of Georgiopoli (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) W of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) W of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SSE of Kalamata (pop: 54,100) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.239 kmCrete, GreeceUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (21 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 13, 1984 08:21
37 years ago
4.1

59 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 46 km SW of Nisida Pontikonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Oct 1, 1984 18:15
37 years ago
3.4

33 km
Ionian Sea, 21 km W of Nisida Plakoulithra Island, Attica, GreeceMore
Aug 31, 1984 03:12
37 years ago
3.8

10 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 1.4 km SW of Nisida Agria Gramvousa Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Aug 2, 1984 23:51
38 years ago
3.6

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 65 km SW of Nisida Pontikonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 16, 1984 20:00
38 years ago
4.3

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 117 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 15, 1984 14:28
38 years ago
3.7

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 89 km SW of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 15, 1984 12:34
38 years ago
4.4

41 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 74 km SW of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 14, 1984 05:56
38 years ago
4.4

54 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 106 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 6, 1984 22:30
38 years ago
4.0

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 80 km SW of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 5, 1984 04:43
38 years ago
4.4

34 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 84 km SW of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 3, 1984 22:49
38 years ago
3.6

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 47 km SW of Nisida Pontikonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 3, 1984 18:08
38 years ago
4.7

24 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 127 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 3, 1984 11:48
38 years ago
4.3

35 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 85 km W of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 2, 1984 09:41
38 years ago
4.5

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 106 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 2, 1984 09:36
38 years ago
4.5

27 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 88 km SW of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 2, 1984 07:48
38 years ago
4.7

34 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 112 km SW of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore
Jun 27, 1984 16:24
38 years ago
4.5

36 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 72 km SW of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jun 21, 1984 11:50
38 years ago
3.6

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 30 km SW of Nisida Pontikonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jun 21, 1984 11:13
38 years ago
4.4

43 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 42 km W of Schistonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jun 21, 1984 11:01
38 years ago
3.8

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 49 km SW of Nisida Pontikonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore
Jun 21, 1984 10:58
38 years ago
3.9

33 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 7.7 km SW of Nisida Pontikonisi Island, Crete, GreeceMore

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