Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Western Turkey on Tuesday, 25 March 1969 at 13:21 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Western Turkey on Tuesday, 25 March 1969 at 13:21 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 25 Mar 1969 01:21:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.237°N / 28.714°E (Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Kenger (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) NW of Simav (Kütahya) (pop: 34,900)
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Tavşanlı (Kütahya) (pop: 52,200)
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Akhisar (Chiautempan, Manisa) (pop: 84,700)
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Balıkesir (Kurume Shi) (pop: 238,200)
87 km (54 mi) NW of Uşak (Al-Samawa District) (pop: 152,900)
199 km (123 mi) S of Istanbul (pop: 14,804,100)
363 km (226 mi) W of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200)
687 km (427 mi) ESE of Skopje (Cuautitlan Izcalli Municipality, Grad Skopje, Macedonia) (pop: 474,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.115 kmwestern TurkeyUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Western Turkey 25 March 13:21 UTC

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Western Turkey on Tuesday, 25 March 1969 at 13:21 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    245km / 152mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    139km / 86mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 09 Aug 1912 01:29
    | 7.1 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    108 years ago
    |
    212km / 132mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 03 Oct 1914 22:07
    | 7.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    106 years ago
    |
    212km / 132mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 06 Oct 1964 14:31
    | 6.8 |
    27km / 17mi
    |
    56 years ago
    |
    116km / 72mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 06 Oct 1944 02:34
    | 6.8 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    76 years ago
    |
    184km / 115mi
    | Near the Coast of Western Turkey
  • 16 Jul 1955 07:07
    | 6.6 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    65 years ago
    |
    219km / 136mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 23 Jul 1949 15:03
    | 6.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    71 years ago
    |
    205km / 127mi
    | Near the Coast of Western Turkey
  • 18 Nov 1919 21:54
    | 6.5 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    101 years ago
    |
    190km / 118mi
    | Near the Coast of Western Turkey
  • 04 Jan 1935 14:41
    | 6.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    86 years ago
    |
    189km / 118mi
    | Western Turkey
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