Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 10.1 km northwest of Karaburun, İzmir, Turkey, on Saturday, July 23, 1949 at 15:03 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.712°N / 26.447°E↗ (Aegean Sea, Turkey)
Antipode: 38.712°S / 153.553°W↗
Nearest volcano: Kenger (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) NW of Karaburun (pop: 3,250) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) W of Foca (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Cesme (Çeşme) (pop: 21,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Aliağa (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Urla (pop: 45,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Menemen (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WNW of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WNW of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) W of Manisa (pop: 244,000) --> See nearby quakes!
567 km (353 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||15 km||near the coast of western Turkey||USGS|
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