Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Eastern Mediterranean, 59 km southwest of Alanya, Antalya, Turkey, on Monday, December 31, 1979 at 06:21 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 79 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.184°N / 31.51°E↗ (Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey)
Antipode: 36.184°S / 148.49°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gölcük (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) SSW of Türkler (Alanya) (pop: 7,240) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Alanya (pop: 113,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SW of Mahmutlar (Alanya) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Manavgat (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) W of Gazipasa (Gazipaşa) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Belek (pop: 73,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) SSE of Serik (pop: 36,900) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Tekirova (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) SE of Antalya (pop: 758,200) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) SSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||79 km||western Turkey||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 31 Dec 1979 08:25 UTC| M 4.1 |82 km (51 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details