Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 15 km south of Nisida Garmpias Island, Lesvos, North Aegean, Greece, on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 00:28 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.943°N / 26.036°E↗ (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 38.943°S / 153.964°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sporades (172 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (8 mi) WSW of Agios Fokas (pop: 16) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Agra (pop: 955) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Eressos (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Plomari (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) WSW of Agiasos (pop: 2,320) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Ayia Paraskevi (pop: 2,200) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) SSW of Petra (pop: 1,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Mytilene (Mitilini) (pop: 28,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NW of Karaburun (Turkey) (pop: 3,250) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) ENE of Athens (pop: 664,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.8||10 km||near the coast of western Turkey (Greece)||USGS|
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