Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 3.4 km northeast of Angiai, Phthiotis, Central Greece, on Saturday, January 8, 1955 at 07:53 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.107°N / 22.185°E (Phthiotis, Central Greece, Greece)
Antipode: 39.107°S / 157.815°W
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (54 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Spercheiada (Phthiotis) (pop: 2,690) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) NW of Lamia (pop: 52,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Karditsa (Thessaly) (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SE of Trikala (Thessalien) (pop: 61,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Nea Ionia (Magnesia, Thessaly) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Volos (Thessalien) (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) NE of Agrinio (West Greece) (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) NW of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia) (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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