Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 21 km west of Lamezia Terme, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 00:52 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 21 km west of Lamezia Terme, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 00:52 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Mar 00:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 17 01:01: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3.
Date & time: Mar 17, 2020 00:52:56 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.01°N / 16.07°E (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 39.01°S / 163.93°W
Nearest volcano: Stromboli (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) WNW of Cartolano (pop: 298) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Sambiase (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Lamezia Terme (pop: 70,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Nicastro (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Nicastro-Sambiase (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Cosenza (pop: 63,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) N of Vibo Valentia (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Quattromiglia (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Catanzaro (pop: 79,000) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) SE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) ENE of Lipari Island (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ENE of Stromboli Island (pop: 400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.310 kmSouthern ItalyGFZ
4.530 kmSouthern ItalyEMSC
3.933 kmCosta Calabra sud-occidentale (Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria) (Italy)INGV
4.234 km11km W of Nocera Terinese, ItalyUSGS

User reports for this quake (18)

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Aprilia (406.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cosenza (37.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
LAMEZIA TERME (21.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Earthquake shock in Lamezia Terme. The Earthquake has been strong and clear. In particulary the first with strong shaking at 1:53 am - the second, with a lower intensity, has been heard at 1:56 am - the third, with a strong intensity, at 02:02 am (reported through our app)  
Giuseppe Morabito (public domain) (public domain)
Molto forte (4.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Mercuri (19.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : There were sequential shocks felt that noticeably caused the house to shake and wake us up close to 2AM.  
Nicastro-Sambiase (19.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : There was a first shock that shook quite a bit...rattled the windows. Then there was a shorter smaller shaking a few minutes later.  
Vibo Valentia, Calabria (36.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Quattromiglia, Provincia di Cosenza, Calabria (38.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Pietro Apostolo, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria (28.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cavallino (Italy, 230 km NE of epicenter) : Qualche secondo, leggera scossa (reported through EMSC)  
Trepuzzi (Italy, 228 km NE of epicenter) : I was playing in my bed i felt the movement.. i Live in Trepuzzi provincia di Lecce (reported through EMSC)  
Rota Greca (Italy, 48 km N of epicenter) : Paura totale (reported through EMSC)  
Vibo Valentia (Italy, 36 km S of epicenter) : Sentito fortissimo e tanta paura. (reported through EMSC)  
Pizzo (Italy, 27 km S of epicenter) : Forte boato (reported through EMSC)  
Nocera Terinese (Italy, 1 km SE of epicenter) : Fortissimo 3 4 scosse a Nocera terinese (reported through EMSC)  
Vibo Valentia (Italy, 41 km S of epicenter) : Vibo Valentia (reported through EMSC)  
Vibo Valentia (Italy, 40 km S of epicenter) : O baco o vero a e ndjet termetiJa ka qr (reported through EMSC)  
Gizzeria (Italy, 22 km E of epicenter) : O halim ca bohet kshu o tu i vra zoti italjont. (reported through EMSC)  
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