Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 9.5 km east of Volos, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece, on Tuesday, April 19, 1955 at 16:47 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.366°N / 23.053°E↗ (Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece)
Antipode: 39.366°S / 156.947°W↗
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NNE of Kato Lekhonia (pop: 1,750) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) E of Volos (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) SSW of Zagora (pop: 2,390) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) E of Nea Ionia (Magnesia) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) ENE of Néa Anchialos (Nea Agchialos) (pop: 5,910) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NE of Almyros (Almiros) (pop: 7,960) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Larissa (pop: 144,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) E of Karditsa (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) S of Saloniki (Zentralmakedonien) (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) NNW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||15 km||Aegean Sea (Greece)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 Apr 1955 07:18 UTC| M 5.9 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details