Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 15 km north of Sion, Valais, Switzerland, on Thursday, July 29, 1954 at 04:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.359°N / 7.367°E↗ (Sion District, Valais, Switzerland)
Antipode: 46.359°S / 172.633°W↗
Nearest volcano: Kaiserstuhl (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) N of Savièse (Sion) (pop: 5,580) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) N of Sion (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) WNW of Sierre (Wallis) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ENE of Monthey (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ESE of montoru (Vaud) (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Vevey (Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut, Vaud) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Thun (Bern) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Bern (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Genf (Geneva) (pop: 184,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) SW of Zurich (pop: 341,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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