Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 4.4 km southeast of Tsagkarada, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece, on Thursday, April 21, 1955 at 07:18 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.353°N / 23.198°E (Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece)
Antipode: 39.353°S / 156.802°W
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) E of Agria (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) E of Volos (Thessalien) (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) E of Nea Ionia (Magnesia) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NW of Skiathos (pop: 5,190) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ENE of Néa Anchialos (Nea Agchialos) (pop: 5,910) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Almyros (Almiros) (pop: 7,960) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Larisa (Thessalie) (pop: 144,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NE of Lamia (Central Greece) (pop: 52,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) S of Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia) (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|5.9||15 km||Aegean Sea (Greece)||USGS|
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