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Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 9.8 km west of Neo Monastiri, Central Greece, on Friday, April 30, 1954 at 13:02 GMT

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 9.8 km west of Neo Monastiri, Central Greece, on Friday, April 30, 1954 at 13:02 GMT Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 9.8 km west of Neo Monastiri, Central Greece, on Friday, April 30, 1954 at 13:02 GMT

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 30, 1954 13:02:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.7
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.228°N / 22.162°E (Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, Greece)
Antipode39.228°S / 157.838°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoVolos-Atalanti (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) WSW of Farsala (Lárisa) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SE of Karditsa (pop: 32,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Palamas (pop: 5,720) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SE of Trikala (Thessalien) (pop: 61,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (31 mi) SSW of Larisa (Thessalie) (pop: 144,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Nea Ionia (Magnesia) (pop: 32,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Volos (Thessalien) (pop: 86,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) NE of Agrinio (West Greece) (pop: 46,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
171 km (106 mi) SSW of Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia) (pop: 354,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
194 km (121 mi) NW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.710 kmGreeceUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 25, 1954 22:03
69 years ago
5.7

15 km
Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 4 km W of Sofiada, Phthiotis, Central GreeceMore
May 4, 1954 16:45
69 years ago
5.7

15 km
Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 6.1 km NW of Angiai, Phthiotis, Central GreeceMore
May 4, 1954 16:43
69 years ago
5.8

15 km
0.4 km SE of Paliouri, Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, GreeceMore

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