Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 4.4 km north of Patos, Fier District, Qarku i Fierit, Albania, on Sunday, March 18, 1962 at 15:30 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 26 km depth
Depth: 26.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.723°N / 19.626°E↗ (Qarku i Fierit, Albania)
Antipode: 40.723°S / 160.374°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) N of Patos (Fier) (pop: 60,000) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) E of Fier-Çifçi (pop: 61,000) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) E of Fier (pop: 56,300) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) NNW of Patos Fshat (Fier) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Lushnje (Fier) (pop: 41,500) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Petrolia (Kuçovë District, Berat) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) W of Berat (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) S of Kavajë (Tirana) (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Durres (Durrës) (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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