Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - 15 km north of Karpathos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, on Monday, 9 February 1948 at 12:58 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.631°N / 27.153°E (Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece)
Nearest volcano: Nisyros (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) S of Olymbos (pop: 400) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) NNW of Karpathos (pop: 2,240) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Embonas (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SW of Lardos (pop: 1,350) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ENE of Palekastro (Crete) (pop: 1,090) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SW of Ialysos (Ialisos) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SW of Rhodos (pop: 56,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Kos Town (Kos) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SE of Ermoupoli (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SE of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.3||15 km||Dodecanese Islands, Greece||USGS|
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