Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 6.4 km southeast of Xylofagou, Larnaka, Cyprus, on Friday, 15 September 1961 at 01:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 15 Sep 1961 01:46:11 UTC
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.929°N / 33.886°E (Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SSE of Xylofagou (pop: 6,000) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SW of Paralimni (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WSW of Protaras (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SE of Pergamos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Famagusta (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) E of Larnaca (pop: 72,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Nicosia (pop: 200,500) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Strovolos (pop: 67,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Lemesos (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Beirut (Lebanon) (pop: 1,916,100) --> 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!) More info
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