Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, 4.5 km northwest of Ekkara, Central Greece, on Monday, January 3, 1955 at 01:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.176°N / 22.154°E (Nomos Kardhitsas, Thessaly, Greece)
Antipode: 39.176°S / 157.846°W
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SW of Farsala (Lárisa) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SE of Karditsa (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) S of Palamas (pop: 5,720) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SE of Trikala (Thessalien) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Larisa (Thessalie) (pop: 144,700) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Nea Ionia (Magnesia) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Volos (Thessalien) (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NE of Agrinio (West Greece) (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SSW of Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia) (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) NW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jan 8, 1955 07:53|
67 years ago
|3.4 km NE of Angiai, Phthiotis, Central Greece||More|