Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 12 km south of Fokia, Chania, Crete, Greece, on Saturday, February 7, 1953 at 22:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.727°N / 24.131°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece)
Antipode: 34.727°S / 155.869°W
Nearest volcano: Santorini (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SSE of Vatsiana (pop: 31) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SW of Agia Galini (Rethymno) (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SE of Palaiochora (Chania) (pop: 2,370) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) S of Georgiopoli (pop: 2,480) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Mires (pop: 6,380) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSW of Rethymno (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of Chania (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Kissamos (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SW of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) S of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|5.5||15 km||Crete, Greece||USGS|
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