Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 86 km northeast of Chalcis, Euboea, Central Greece, on Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 00:21 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 86 km northeast of Chalcis, Euboea, Central Greece, on Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 00:21 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 26, 2001 00:21:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.059°N / 24.244°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 39.059°S / 155.756°W
Nearest volcano: Sporades (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) E of Skopelos (pop: 2,890) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Kými (pop: 2,980) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) NE of Chalcis (pop: 59,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Volos (pop: 86,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NNE of Acharnes (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NNE of Peristeri (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) NNE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NNE of Kallithea (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) ESE of Larissa (pop: 144,700) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SSE of Saloniki (pop: 354,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.510 kmAegean Sea (Greece)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (370 quakes)

  • 21 Jan 2002 23:59 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 2002 13:38 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 2002 02:38 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 2002 10:05 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 2002 09:35 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 2002 06:56 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jan 2002 00:04 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2002 12:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2002 02:02 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jan 2002 21:57 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jan 2002 13:46 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 2002 08:19 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jan 2002 07:50 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 2002 23:16 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 2002 16:13 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 2002 17:13 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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