Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 15 km west of Alicudi Porto, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, May 20, 1957 at 19:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.505°N / 14.192°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 38.505°S / 165.808°W↗
Nearest volcano: Alicudi (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) W of Filicudi Porto (pop: 307) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NE of Termini Imerese (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NE of Bagheria (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NE of Villabate (Provincia di Palermo) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NE of Misilmeri (Provincia di Palermo) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Palermo (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Milazzo (Province of Messina) (pop: 31,800) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ENE of Carini (Provincia di Palermo) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Provincia di Messina) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) SSE of loma (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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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 May 1957 11:44 UTC| M 5.3 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details