Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 58 km south of Karpathos, Greece, on Friday, August 11, 1922 at 08:19 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.989°N / 27.176°E↗ (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 34.989°S / 152.824°W↗
Nearest volcano: Nisyros (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Poli (pop: 80) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) S of Karpathos (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ESE of Palekastro (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Sitia (pop: 8,710) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) E of Ierapetra (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) E of Agios Nikolaos (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSW of Lardos (pop: 1,350) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Neapoli (pop: 2,680) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SSW of Archangelos (Archaggelos) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) SE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||20 km||eastern Mediterranean Sea (Greece)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 13 Aug 1922 00:09 UTC| M 6.7 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|50 km (31 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 36 km southeast of Karpathos, Greece, on Sunday, August 13, 1922 at 00:09 (GMT)