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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Crete, Greece on Wednesday, 17 March 2004

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Crete, Greece on Wednesday, 17 March 2004
Date & time: Wednesday, 17 March 2004 05:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 24.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.589°N / 23.326°E (Greece)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SW of Fókia (pop: 100)
78 km (48 mi) SW of Gialós (pop: 900)
78 km (49 mi) SW of Palaióchora (pop: 2,400)
121 km (75 mi) SW of Chaniá (pop: 53,900)
185 km (115 mi) SW of Irákleion (pop: 137,200)
379 km (235 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 17 Mar 05:21 UTCM 6.1 / 24.5 kmCrete, GreeceUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: Crete, Greece, 17 Mar 2004 05:21

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 01 Sep 2004 23:21 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Aug 2004 05:47 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Aug 2004 02:06 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Aug 2004 10:16 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Aug 2004 19:40 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 2004 17:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 2004 15:39 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 2004 05:58 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jul 2004 06:22 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 2004 21:47 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 2004 18:33 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 2004 18:25 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 2004 14:46 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 2004 02:34 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 May 2004 14:04 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 2004 18:46 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 2004 20:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Apr 2004 06:11 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Mar 2004 23:16 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Mar 2004 04:55 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Crete, Greece on Wednesday, 17 March 2004
 

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