Calypso Deep

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Location of Calypso Deep.

Calypso Deep, located in the Ionian Sea south-west of Pylos, Greece, is the deepest part of the Mediterranean Sea, with a maximum depth of 5,267 m (17,280 ft), at 36°34′N 21°8′E / 36.567°N 21.133°E / 36.567; 21.133Coordinates: 36°34′N 21°8′E / 36.567°N 21.133°E / 36.567; 21.133.[1][2]

At the Calypso Deep, the African Plate slides under the Aegean Sea Plate, creating the Hellenic Trench.[3][4]

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  2. ^ NCMR - MAP Archived 2009-08-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Shaw, Kurt (5 June 2008). "Exhibit a testament to city's visual-arts scene". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Archived from the original on 2011-01-22. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Meier, T et al. (2007) "A Model for the Hellenic Subduction Zone in the area of Crete based on seismological investigations" pp. 194-195 In Taymaz, Tuncay and Dilek, Yildirim (eds.) (2007) The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia Geological Society, London, pp. 183-200, ISBN 978-1-86239-239-7