Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 10.8 km north of Biga, Canakkale, Turkey, on Tuesday, July 5, 1983 at 12:01 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 10.8 km north of Biga, Canakkale, Turkey, on Tuesday, July 5, 1983 at 12:01 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 5, 1983 12:01:27 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.324°N / 27.222°E (Canakkale, Turkey)
Antipode: 40.324°S / 152.778°W
Nearest volcano: Kenger (216 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) N of Biga (pop: 30,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Çan (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WNW of Gönen (Balıkesir) (pop: 40,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Galipoli (Gelibolu) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) W of Erdek (Balıkesir) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Bandırma (Balıkesir) (pop: 107,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Canakkale (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of Balıkesir (pop: 238,200) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) WSW of Istanbul (pop: 14,804,100) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) W of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.110 kmwestern TurkeyUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jul 8, 1983 02:55
38 years ago

13 km
9.1 km NW of Biga, Canakkale, TurkeyMore
Jul 5, 1983 17:30
38 years ago

10 km
7.6 km NW of Biga, Canakkale, TurkeyMore

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