Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Obersimmental-Saanen District, Bern, 16 km northwest of Sion, Switzerland, on Wednesday, May 19, 1954 at 09:34 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.359°N / 7.258°E↗ (Obersimmental-Saanen District, Bern, Switzerland)
Antipode: 46.359°S / 172.742°W↗
Nearest volcano: Kaiserstuhl (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) S of Gstaad (Saanen, Bern) (pop: 9,200) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NNW of Sion (Valais) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) WNW of Sierre (Wallis) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Monthey (Valais) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) ESE of montoru (Vaud) (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Vevey (Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut, Vaud) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Thun (Bern) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SSW of Bern (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ENE of Genf (Geneva) (pop: 184,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Zurich (pop: 341,700) --> 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!) More info
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