1978 Thessaloniki earthquake

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1978 Thessaloniki earthquake
Date 20 June 1978 (1978-06-20)
Origin time 20:03 UTC
Magnitude 6.2 Mw [1]
Depth 16km
Epicenter 40°36′N 23°18′E / 40.6°N 23.3°E / 40.6; 23.3Coordinates: 40°36′N 23°18′E / 40.6°N 23.3°E / 40.6; 23.3 [1]
Countries or regions Greece
Yugoslavia
Bulgaria
Max. intensity IX (Violent) [1]
Casualties 50 killed [1]

The Great Thessaloniki Earthquake (Greek: Μεγάλος Σεισμός της Θεσσαλονίκης) occurred on 20 June at 23:03 local time. The shock registered 6.2 on the moment magnitude scale, and was felt throughout northern Greece, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. It was the largest earthquake in the area since 1932.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Utsu, T. R. (2002), "A List of Deadly Earthquakes in the World: 1500-2000", International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.), Academic Press, p. 708, ISBN 978-0124406520 
  2. ^ 100+1 Years of Greece. Volume 2. Athens: Maniateas Publishing. 1999. pp. 210–211. 

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