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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Greece on Wednesday, 21 October 1953

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Greece on Wednesday, 21 October 1953
Date & time: Wednesday, 21 October 1953 18:39 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.103°N / 20.603°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SW of Vlacháta (pop: 500)
4 km (3 mi) SE of Koriána (pop: 100)
7 km (5 mi) SE of Sarláta (pop: 400)
100 km (62 mi) W of Pátra (pop: 168,000)
175 km (109 mi) S of Ioánnina (pop: 65,600)
273 km (170 mi) W of Athens (pop: 664,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 21 Oct 18:39 UTCM 6.2 / 15 km GreeceUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: Greece, 21 Oct 1953 18:39

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 08 Mar 1954 08:17 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1953 02:38 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1953 13:20 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Greece on Wednesday, 21 October 1953

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