Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 3.2 km southwest of Montecalvo Irpino, Avellino, Campania, Italy, on Tuesday, August 21, 1962 at 18:19 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.175°N / 15.009°E↗ (Avellino, Campania, Italy)
Antipode: 41.175°S / 164.991°W↗
Nearest volcano: Monte Vulture (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SW of Montecalvo Irpino (pop: 2,190) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) ENE of Benevento (pop: 48,900) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Avellino (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NE of Nola (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Foggia (Apulia) (pop: 137,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Caserta (pop: 72,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Salerno (pop: 125,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NE of Torre del Greco (pop: 85,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) ENE of Naples (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) ESE of loma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||20 km||southern Italy||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 Aug 1962 18:44 UTC| M 5.4 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details