Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 31 km northeast of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, on Monday, May 23, 1994 at 06:46 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 31 km northeast of Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, on Monday, May 23, 1994 at 06:46 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 76 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 23, 1994 06:46:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 76.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.559°N / 24.727°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 35.559°S / 155.273°W
Nearest volcano: Santorini (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) N of Panormos (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Zoniana (pop: 1,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NE of Rethymnon (Rethymno) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Gazi (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) NW of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WNW of Néa Alikarnassos (Nea Alikarnassos) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Georgiopoli (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNW of Mires (pop: 6,380) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Chania (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) SSE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.176 kmCrete, GreeceUSGS
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Rethymno / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 minutes : Woke me up, I was dreaming someone was shaking the bed  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Oct 12, 1994 11:44
27 years ago

10 km
Aegean Sea, 13 km NW of Rethymnon, Crete, GreeceMore
Aug 3, 1994 21:17
27 years ago

10 km
25 km E of Rethymnon, Crete, GreeceMore
Jul 12, 1994 15:09
27 years ago

33 km
41 km SW of Heraklion, Crete, GreeceMore
Jun 10, 1994 06:45
28 years ago

5 km
Aegean Sea, 50 km NE of Chania, Crete, GreeceMore

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