1978 Thessaloniki earthquake
|Date||22:03:21, 20 June 1978 (+02:00)|
|Countries or regions|| Greece
|Total damage||One building collapsed, considerable damage throughout the city|
|Max. intensity||VIII - Destructive|
|Casualties||51 killed, many injured|
The Great Thessaloniki Earthquake (Greek: Μεγάλος Σεισμός της Θεσσαλονίκης) was an earthquake that occurred on 20 June 1978, at 23:03 local time, and registered 6.6 on the moment magnitude scale. It was felt throughout northern Greece, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. It was the largest seismic activity in the area since 1932.
- "Significant earthquakes of the world - 1978". United States Department of Interior, US Geological Survey. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 100+1 Years of Greece. Volume 2. Athens: Maniateas Publishing. 1999. pp. 210–211.
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