Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 33 km northwest of Tartous, Tartus, Syria, on Sunday, 29 September 1918 at 12:07 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 29 Sep 1918 12:07:14 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.077°N / 35.608°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Syria)
Nearest volcano: Karasu Rift (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) NW of Tartous (pop: 89,500) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WSW of Bāniyās (pop: 39,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Jablah (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Safita (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) W of Maşyāf (pop: 32,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NW of Tallkalakh (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) N of Beirut (Lebanon) (pop: 1,916,100) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NNW of Damascus (pop: 1,569,400) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SW of Aleppo (pop: 1,602,300) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) E of Nicosia (Cyprus) (pop: 200,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||15 km||near the coast of Syria||USGS|
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