Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 2.8 km southeast of Kandeliusa Island, Greece, on Thursday, December 5, 1968 at 07:52 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.482°N / 26.989°E↗ (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 36.482°S / 153.011°W↗
Nearest volcano: Nisyros (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SW of Mandraki (pop: 682) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) S of Kefalos (pop: 2,530) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SSW of Antimacheia (Dodecanese) (pop: 2,250) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) S of Kalymnos (Dodecanese) (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Kos (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Turgutreis (Bodrum, Turkey) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SSW of Bodrum (Turkey) (pop: 39,300) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) W of Rhodos (pop: 56,100) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) NE of Heraklion (pop: 137,200) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) ESE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> 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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|6.1||20 km||Dodecanese Islands, Greece||USGS|
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