Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 18 km north of Nisida Gkértis Island, Chios, North Aegean, Greece, on Monday, January 5, 1998 at 20:48 (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: 38.766°N / 25.989°E↗ (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode: 38.766°S / 154.011°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sporades (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) N of Viki (pop: 108) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Polichnitos (pop: 2,670) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Plomari (pop: 3,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Eressos (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNW of Castro (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Karaburun (Turkey) (pop: 3,250) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Agiasos (pop: 2,320) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Cesme (Çeşme, Turkey) (pop: 21,300) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SW of Mytilene (Mitilini) (pop: 28,300) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 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||Aegean Sea (Greece)||USGS|
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