Strong earthquake registered as M 5.9 (EMSC) occurred off coast of Crete, Greece on June 16, 2013 at 21:39 UTC. The epicenter was located 71 km S of Pýrgos, Crete at coordinates 34.37 N ; 24.99 E. The epicenter was at depth of 12 km.
EMSC regional view (Credit: EMSC)
GEOFON seismogram instaled on Gavdos Island recorded the earthquake at 21:29 UTC on June 16, 2013 (Credit: GEOFON)
USGS recorded M 5.8 at depth of 38 km. National Observatory of Athens, Geodynamic Institute registered M 5.7 at depth of 10 km.
This earthquake is considered to be an aftershock of M 6.1 on June 15, 2013 that was also felt in the North African countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The origin of the accumulated stress of this earthquake comes from the subduction fault to the south of the island.
Crete's seismicity for period March 18 - June 16, 2013 (Credit: ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI)
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