Magnitude 6.3 – 4km S of Plomarion, Greece- June 12, 2017

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USGS Event Page
2017-06-12 12:28:38 UTC
Magnitude 6.3
4km S of Plomarion, Greece
38.932°N   26.364°E
10.4 km depth

USGS – Seismotectonics of the Mediterranean Region and Vicinity

“The Mediterranean region is seismically active due to the northward convergence (4-10 mm/yr) of the African plate with respect to the Eurasian plate along a complex plate boundary. This convergence began approximately 50 Ma and was associated with the closure of the Tethys Sea. The modern day remnant of the Tethys Sea is the Mediterranean Sea. The highest rates of seismicity in the Mediterranean region are found along the Hellenic subduction zone of southern Greece, along the North Anatolian Fault Zone of western Turkey and the Calabrian subduction zone of southern Italy.”


 

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