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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Near the Coast of Libya on Friday, 19 April 1935

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Near the Coast of Libya on Friday, 19 April 1935
Date & time: Friday, 19 April 1935 15:23 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.244°N / 15.315°E (Libya)
Nearest volcano: Gharyan Volcanic Field (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) W of Sirte (pop: 128,100)
128 km (79 mi) S of Mişrātah (pop: 386,100)
130 km (81 mi) W of Qasr Abu Hadi (pop: 4,900)
138 km (86 mi) SE of Bani Walid (pop: 46,400)
153 km (95 mi) SE of Zliten (pop: 110,000)
185 km (115 mi) SE of Al Khums (pop: 201,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 19 Apr 15:23 UTCM 6.8 / 15 kmNear the Coast of LibyaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake: Near the Coast of Libya, 19 Apr 1935 15:23

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Near the Coast of Libya on Friday, 19 April 1935
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    | Details
  • 08 Sep 1905 01:43
    | 7.2 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    115 years ago
    823km / 512mi
    | Sicily, Italy
  • 28 Dec 1908 04:20
    | 7.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    112 years ago
    751km / 467mi
    | Sicily, Italy
  • 24 Jan 1912 16:23
    | 6.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    109 years ago
    905km / 563mi
    | Southern Greece
  • 30 Aug 1926 11:38
    | 6.3 |
    50km / 31mi
    94 years ago
    923km / 574mi
    | Southern Greece
  • 01 Aug 1923 08:16
    | 5.6 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    97 years ago
    999km / 620mi
    | Crete, Greece

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