Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 0.4 km southeast of Paliouri, Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, Greece, on Tuesday, May 4, 1954 at 16:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.218°N / 21.986°E (Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, Greece)
Antipode: 39.218°S / 158.014°W
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) SSE of Karditsa (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Farsala (Lárisa) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Trikala (Thessalien) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SW of Larisa (Thessalie) (pop: 144,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Nea Ionia (Magnesia) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NE of Agrinio (West Greece) (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Volos (Thessalien) (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) E of Arta (Epirus) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSW of Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia) (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|May 25, 1954 22:03|
68 years ago
|Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 4 km W of Sofiada, Phthiotis, Central Greece||More|
|May 4, 1954 16:45|
68 years ago
|Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 6.1 km NW of Angiai, Phthiotis, Central Greece||More|