Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 8 km south of Bergen, Hainaut Province, Wallonia, Belgium, on Sunday, October 24, 1976 at 20:33 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.382°N / 3.959°E↗ (Hainaut Province, Wallonia, Belgium)
Antipode: 50.382°S / 176.041°W↗
Nearest volcano: Rodderberg (231 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Quévy-le-Petit (pop: 7,690) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) ESE of Frameries (pop: 20,600) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) S of Bergen (pop: 91,300) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SE of Saint-Ghislain (Valonia) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ESE of Boussu (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SW of La Louvière (pop: 76,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) W of Charleroi (pop: 200,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSW of Bruxelles (Brussels Capital) (pop: 1,019,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Namur (pop: 106,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Amberes (Flanders) (pop: 459,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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