Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Qarku i Fierit, 10.5 km northwest of Kuçovë, Qarku i Beratit, Albania, on Wednesday, October 7, 1959 at 08:30 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.875°N / 19.84°E↗ (Qarku i Fierit, Albania)
Antipode: 40.875°S / 160.16°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NW of Petrolia (Kuçovë District, Berat) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) ESE of Lushnje (Fier) (pop: 41,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNW of Berat (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NE of Patos (Fier) (pop: 60,000) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NE of Fier-Çifçi (pop: 61,000) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NE of Fier (pop: 56,300) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NNE of Patos Fshat (Fier) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SE of Durres (Durrës) (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SW of Skopje (Grad Skopje, North Macedonia) (pop: 474,900) --> 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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