Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 1.8 km northeast of Santa Margherita di Belice, Italy, on Monday, January 15, 1968 at 02:01 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.702°N / 13.033°E↗ (Province of Agrigento, Sicily, Italy)
Antipode: 37.702°S / 166.967°W↗
Nearest volcano: Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Santa Margherita di Belice (Provincia di Agrigento, Sicily) (pop: 6,530) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) E of Castelvetrano (Provincia di Trapani, Sicily) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNW of Sciacca (Province of Agrigento, Sicily) (pop: 36,900) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NW of Ribera (Sicily) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Alcamo (Sicily) (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) S of Partinico (Provincia di Palermo, Sicilia) (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) E of Mazara del Vallo (Sicily) (pop: 46,000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Carini (Provincia di Palermo, Sicily) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSW of Palermo (Sicily) (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) S of loma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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