Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 45 km southwest of Paphos, Pafos, Cyprus, on Wednesday, 27 November 1996 at 00:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.499°N / 32.06°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SW of Paphos (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SW of Peyia (pop: 2,460) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of Pissouri (pop: 1,080) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Polis (pop: 1,980) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Limassol (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SW of Lefka (pop: 7,840) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Strovolos (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) WSW of Nicosia (pop: 200,500) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SW of Kyrenia (pop: 26,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) WSW of Salina (pop: 72,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.4||33 km||Cyprus region||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 02 Dec 1996 04:08 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details