Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 47 km southeast of Gavdos Island, Chania, Crete, Greece, on Wednesday, December 17, 1952 at 23:04 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.474°N / 24.346°E↗ (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 34.474°S / 155.654°W↗
Nearest volcano: Santorini (235 km / 146 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Vatsiana (pop: 31) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSW of Agia Galini (Rethymno) (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Mires (pop: 6,380) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SW of Pýrgos (pop: 1,130) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Agia Varvara (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of Georgiopoli (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Rethymnon (Rethymno) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Chania (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) SW of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
394 km (245 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> 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||25 km||Crete, Greece||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Feb 7, 1953 22:31|
69 years ago
|Eastern Mediterranean, 12 km S of Fokia, Chania, Crete, Greece||More|