Magnitude 6.8 - SOUTHERN GREECE

2006 January 08 11:34:55 UTC

Earthquake Details

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Location36.300°N, 23.358°E
Depth66 km (41.0 miles) set by location program
115 km (70 miles) NW of Chania, Crete, Greece
125 km (80 miles) SE of Kalamata, Greece
195 km (120 miles) SSW of ATHENS, Greece
210 km (130 miles) WNW of Iraklion, Crete, Greece
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=294, Nph=294, Dmin=60 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=T
Event IDushrak
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Felt Reports

Three people slightly injured on Crete. Eighty homes and an airport damaged and phone service interrupted on Kythira. Minor damage and phone service interrupted on Crete and in Lakonia. Minor damage also on Karpathos. Felt (VI) at Amarousion; (V) at Irakleion, Kalamata, Chania and Nea Smirni; (IV) at Athens, Glifadha and Oikismos Papagou; (III) at Ermoupolis and Kifisia; (II) at Psikhikon. Also felt (IV) at Catania and Motta Sant'Anastasia; (III) at Caltagirone and Rutigliano; (II) at Campobasso, Italy. Felt (III) at Mgarr, Naxxar and San Ghiljan, Malta. Also felt (III) at Al Jizah and Cairo, Egypt. Also felt at Amman, Jordan and at Ramat Gan, Israel.

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