On 8 January 2006 at 11:34 GMT (13:34 local time), a strong earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.7 occurred in southern Greece, off the eastern coast of the island of Kythira. The epicentral coordinates as estimated by the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC-CSEM, http://emsc-csem.org were 36.31°N, 23.24°E, and the focal depth was 60 km. The shock was felt in a spatially extended area that covered Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. Despite the large magnitude of the earthquake, the reported damage was not extensive mainly due to the intermediate focal depth. No casualties were reported...

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