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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Sicily, Italy on Friday, 28 September 2018

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - Sicily, Italy on Friday, 28 September 2018
28 Sep 05:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 28 September 2018 05:24 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.28°N / 15.72°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Vulcano (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) N of Scilla (pop: 3,400)
5 km (3 mi) NW of Aquile (pop: 100)
6 km (4 mi) NW of Via Purgatorio (pop: 100)
17 km (11 mi) NE of Messina (pop: 219,900)
105 km (65 mi) NE of Catania (pop: 290,900)
486 km (302 mi) SE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 28 Sep 05:24 UTCM 4.4 / 10 kmSicily, ItalyGFZ
Fri, 28 Sep 05:24 UTCM 4.2 / 15 kmSICILY, ITALYEMSC

User reports for this quake (15)

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Palmi (14.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
21.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Avvertita una scossa ondulatoria durata 2 secondi. (reported through our app)
serrone (fr)ser 175km dall' epicentro (456.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : dormivo (reported through our app)
serrone (fr)ser 175km dall' epicentro (456.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Tropea / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We was lying in our bed. It was shaking for ca. 5 seconds and the windows rattle a little bit.
Zafferana (84.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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Santa Domenica di Ricadi (43.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bett hat gewackelt und Schrank geknarrt (reported through our app)
290.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Messina (15.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Durint liing in the bed after wake up i felt a shake and heard some furniture rattle.
290.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Marina di Zambrone / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sitting on my chair at The Camping and my chair was shaking a littlebit.
Palmi (15.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sentito un colpo secco come se fosse caduto qualcuno dal letto ma non si è mosso nulla...strano (reported through our app)
Palmi (14.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Messina (Italy, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Ero a letto, ho sentito prima un tremore che è durato qualche secondo e dopo un istante é ripreso con un movimento ondulatorio più forte che è durato circa 6 secondi. Nessun danno. (reported through EMSC)
Gioia Tauro (Italy, 15 km E of epicenter) : Mi trovo a circa 10 km dall'epicentro indicato -Gioia Tauro- al 2 piano ed ho avvertito uno scuotimento e tremore degli infissi che è durato una decina di secondi al termine del quale dopo qualche secondo altra scossa ma di brevissima durata.I lampadari non si muovevano. Non danni apparenti (reported through EMSC)

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