Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, 15 km southwest of Hypsili Island, Greece, on Thursday, March 18, 1926 at 14:06 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.021°N / 29.521°E↗ (Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey)
Antipode: 36.021°S / 150.479°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gölcük (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Kas (pop: 7,800) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSE of Kalamaki (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WSW of Demre (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Finike (pop: 9,250) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Fethiye (pop: 60,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Beykonak (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SSW of Elmalı (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SW of Antalya (pop: 758,200) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SE of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) SW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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