Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 53 km west of Mirina, Lesvos, North Aegean, Greece, on Tuesday, August 3, 1954 at 18:18 GMT
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.029°N / 24.481°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 40.029°S / 155.519°W
Nearest volcano: Sporades (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) E of Sykia (pop: 1,900) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Mirina (pop: 5,410) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) S of Neapolis (pop: 54,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) ESE of Kalamaria (pop: 91,600) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SSW of Komotini (pop: 45,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Thessaloniki (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ENE of Volos (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Larisa (pop: 144,700) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) NNE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) SE of Radovis (North Macedonia) (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||15 km||Aegean Sea (Greece)||USGS|
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