Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - Phthiotis, 15 km northeast of Stilis, Central Greece, on Friday, May 18, 1956 at 22:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.991°N / 22.763°E (Phthiotis, Central Greece, Greece)
Antipode: 38.991°S / 157.237°W
Nearest volcano: Volos-Atalanti (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) NE of Stilis (pop: 4,890) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Lamia (pop: 52,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Volos (Thessalien) (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Nea Ionia (Magnesia, Thessaly) (pop: 32,700) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) N of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Karditsa (Thessaly) (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NNW of Thebes (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of Chalcis (pop: 59,100) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NW of Athens (Attica) (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) S of Thessaloniki (Central Macedonia) (pop: 354,300) --> 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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