1978 Thessaloniki earthquake
The 1978 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 VIII (Severe), and was felt throughout northern Greece, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. It was the largest event in the area since the 1932 Ierissos earthquake.
|UTC time||1978-06-20 20:03|
|Local date||20 June 1978|
|Magnitude||6.2 Mw |
|Areas affected||Greece |
|Total damage||$250 million – $1 billion |
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe) |
|Casualties||45–50 killed  |
100–220 injured 
- Utsu, T. R. (2002), "A List of Deadly Earthquakes in the World: 1500–2000", International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.), Academic Press, p. 708, ISBN 978-0124406520
- USGS (2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
- Psycharis, I. (1978), The Salonica (Thessaloniki) earthquake of June 20, 1978 (PDF), EERL 78-03, Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory, p. 1
- 100+1 Years of Greece. Volume 2. Athens: Maniateas Publishing. 1999. pp. 210–211.
- Significant earthquakes of the world - 1978 – United States Geological Survey
- The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.
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