Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 4.4 km northwest of Albano di Lucania, Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate, Italy, on Friday, 6 August 1954 at 19:21 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.619°N / 16.008°E (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Monte Vulture (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NW of Albano di Lucania (Basilicate) (pop: 1,250) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) E of Potenza (Basilicate) (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WSW of Gravina in Puglia (Apulia) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) W of Matera (Basilicate) (pop: 54,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WSW of Altamura (Apulia) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Andria (Apulia) (pop: 98,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSW of Barletta (Apulia) (pop: 93,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SW of bali (Apulia) (pop: 277,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) E of nepalasa (Campania) (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) ESE of Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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