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1978 Thessaloniki earthquake

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Origin time  20:03 UTC
Depth  16km
Magnitude  6.2 Mw
Max. intensity  IX (Violent)
1978 Thessaloniki earthquake
Date  20 June 1978 (1978-06-20)
Areas affected  Greece Yugoslavia Bulgaria

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, had a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), and was felt throughout northern Greece, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. It was the largest event in the area since the 1932 Ierissos earthquake.

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1978 Thessaloniki earthquake Wikipedia


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