Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 3.5 km west of Ariano Irpino, Provincia di Avellino, Campania, Italy, on Tuesday, 21 August 1962 at 18:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.158°N / 15.065°E (Avellino, Campania, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Monte Vulture (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) W of Ariano Irpino (Provincia di Avellino) (pop: 9,780) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) E of Benevento (pop: 48,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NE of Avellino (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Lucera (Provincia di Foggia, Apulia) (pop: 32,200) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SW of Foggia (Apulia) (pop: 137,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Salerno (pop: 125,800) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) E of Caserta (pop: 72,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NE of Torre del Greco (pop: 85,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) ENE of nepalasa (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) ESE of Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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