Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 63 km east of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, Greece, on Wednesday, November 18, 1992 at 21:10 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 63 km east of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, Greece, on Wednesday, November 18, 1992 at 21:10 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 15 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 18, 1992 21:10:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 14.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.307°N / 22.452°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 38.307°S / 157.548°W
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SE of Galaxidi (pop: 3,030) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) ENE of Aigio (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NW of Corinto (pop: 30,200) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Patras (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) W of Thebes (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Argos (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) N of Tripoli (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) ESE of Agrinio (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WNW of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.915 kmGreeceUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 11, 1993 19:56
29 years ago
3.2

20 km
Ionian Sea, 1.6 km S of Nisida Zoodochos Pigi Island, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Jan 10, 1993 19:27
29 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aitoloakarnania, 20 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Jan 10, 1993 18:04
29 years ago
3.3

12 km
Ionian Sea, 4.4 km NE of Nisida Daskalio Island, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Jan 7, 1993 04:47
29 years ago
3.7

10 km
Phocis, Central Greece, 33 km NE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Dec 24, 1992 00:25
29 years ago
3.8

10 km
Nisida Daskalio, 15 km N of Corinto, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Dec 20, 1992 18:26
29 years ago
3.1

10 km
Nisida Agios Georgios, Central Greece, 23 km NE of Aigio, GreeceMore
Nov 30, 1992 00:11
29 years ago
3.3

10 km
39 km SE of Patras, Achaea, Grece-Occidentale, GreeceMore
Nov 20, 1992 23:29
29 years ago
3.0

33 km
Ionian Sea, 9.4 km W of Nisida Tsarouchi Island, Central GreeceMore
Nov 20, 1992 21:29
29 years ago
3.0

33 km
28 km W of Corinto, Corinthia, Peloponnese, GreeceMore
Nov 19, 1992 05:29
29 years ago
3.2

10 km
Nisida Tsarouchi, 28 km W of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central GreeceMore
Nov 19, 1992 03:41
29 years ago
3.0

10 km
Nisida Ampelos, 17 km SW of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central GreeceMore

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