Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 37 km northwest of Canakkale, Turkey, on Thursday, March 27, 1975 at 05:15 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 37 km northwest of Canakkale, Turkey, on Thursday, March 27, 1975 at 05:15 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 5 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Mar 27, 1975 05:15:06 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.418°N / 26.139°E (Aegean Sea, Turkey)
Antipode: 40.418°S / 153.861°W
Nearest volcano: Sporades (196 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) NE of Gökçeada (pop: 7,820) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NW of Canakkale (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Galipoli (Gelibolu) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Zorlanae (pop: 44,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNW of Ezine (Camikebir) (pop: 15,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SW of Malkara (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WNW of Çan (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WNW of Biga (pop: 30,900) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WNW of Balıkesir (pop: 238,200) --> See nearby quakes!
573 km (356 mi) W of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.75 kmwestern TurkeyUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 19, 1975 20:59
46 years ago
2.9

53 km
Aegean Sea, 45 km N of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Aug 18, 1975 03:19
46 years ago
3.7

37 km
Aegean Sea, 45 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Aug 3, 1975 09:21
46 years ago
3.3

10 km
Aegean Sea, 54 km SE of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
May 20, 1975 17:55
47 years ago
3.6

41 km
Aegean Sea, 41 km N of Limnos Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, GreeceMore
May 7, 1975 17:59
47 years ago
3.9

33 km
Aegean Sea, 36 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Apr 26, 1975 20:56
47 years ago
3.3

33 km
Aegean Sea, 10.4 km SE of Samothrace Island, GreeceMore
Apr 23, 1975 01:08
47 years ago
4.3

20 km
Aegean Sea, 43 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Apr 22, 1975 05:03
47 years ago
4.0

33 km
Aegean Sea, 38 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Apr 18, 1975 16:43
47 years ago
3.4

5 km
Sea of Marmara, 20 km NE of Biga, Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Mar 29, 1975 02:06
47 years ago
5.3

33 km
Aegean Sea, 40 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Mar 27, 1975 19:42
47 years ago
4.6

5 km
Aegean Sea, 46 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Mar 27, 1975 11:11
47 years ago
3.3

33 km
36 km SW of Zorlanae, Edirne, TurkeyMore
Mar 27, 1975 06:47
47 years ago
3.6

33 km
20 km NW of Biga, Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Mar 27, 1975 06:43
47 years ago
3.8

33 km
Aegean Sea, 32 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Mar 27, 1975 06:15
47 years ago
4.8

33 km
Aegean Sea, 34 km NW of Canakkale, TurkeyMore

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