Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 4.8 km northwest of Roccalumera, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, December 28, 1908 at 04:20 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38°N / 15.349°E↗ (Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy)
Antipode: 38°S / 164.651°W↗
Nearest volcano: Etna (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) E of Mandanici (Sicily) (pop: 585) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SE of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Provincia di Messina, Sicily) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Milazzo (Province of Messina, Sicily) (pop: 31,800) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SW of Messine (Sicile) (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Reggio Calabria (pop: 169,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Giarre (Provincia di Catania, Sicily) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Acireale (Sicily) (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NNE of Catania (Sicily) (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Palermo (Sicily) (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) SSE of loma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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