Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 281 km southwest of Athens, Athena, Attica, Greece, on Tuesday, February 19, 1957 at 07:43 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.14°N / 21.558°E↗ (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 36.14°S / 158.442°W↗
Nearest volcano: Poros (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) S of Methoni (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Pylos (pop: 2,350) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of Gargalianoi (pop: 6,280) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SSW of Kalamata (pop: 54,100) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SW of Gythion (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) S of Philiatra (pop: 6,970) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) S of Kyparissia (Kiparissia) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Sparta (Sparti) (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) S of Zacharo (pop: 5,890) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) SW of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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