Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 0.4 km northwest of Chianchitta-Pallio, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, March 19, 1952 at 08:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.823°N / 15.25°E↗ (Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy)
Antipode: 37.823°S / 164.75°W↗
Nearest volcano: Etna (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) NW of Chianchitta-Pallio (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNE of Giarre (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NNE of Acireale (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNE of Mascalucia (Catania) (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Misterbianco (pop: 45,500) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Catania (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Paternò (pop: 46,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSW of Messine (Sicile) (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Palermo (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) SSE of loma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||15 km||Sicily, Italy||USGS|
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