Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 27 km southwest of Alanya, Antalya, Turkey, on Monday, May 28, 1979 at 09:27 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 98 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 98.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.409°N / 31.751°E↗ (Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey)
Antipode: 36.409°S / 148.249°W↗
Nearest volcano: Karadağ (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Türkler (Alanya) (pop: 7,240) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SW of Alanya (pop: 113,000) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Mahmutlar (Alanya) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Manavgat (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Gazipasa (Gazipaşa) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SE of Belek (pop: 73,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Serik (pop: 36,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSW of Konya (pop: 875,500) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NW of Nicosia (Cyprus) (pop: 200,500) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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