Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 97 km west of Athens, Nomarchia Athinas, Attica, Greece, on Wednesday, January 8, 1975 at 19:32 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 18 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.291°N / 22.689°E (Ionian Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 38.291°S / 157.311°W
Nearest volcano: Sousaki (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SW of Kyriaki (pop: 2,230) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Livadia (Levádhia) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Corinto (pop: 30,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of Patras (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Nikaia (pop: 89,400) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Piraeus (pop: 163,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Peristeri (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WNW of Acharnes (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WNW of Kallithea (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jan 8, 1975 19:58|
47 years ago
|Ionian Sea, 26 km NW of Corinto, Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece||More|