Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 5.7 km southeast of Ceillac, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, on Sunday, April 5, 1959 at 10:47 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 44.646°N / 6.844°E↗ (Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)
Antipode: 44.646°S / 173.156°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Embrun (Hautes-Alpes) (pop: 7,070) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Briançon (Hautes-Alpes) (pop: 11,600) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SW of Pinerolo (Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piedmont, Italy) (pop: 30,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) E of Gap (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WNW of Cuneo (Piemonte, Italy) (pop: 46,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NE of Digne-les-Bains (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Turen (Piamonte, Italy) (pop: 870,500) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NNW of Monaco (Monaco) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) NE of Marseille (pop: 794,800) --> See nearby quakes!
580 km (360 mi) SE of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) --> 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!) More info
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