Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 36 km north of Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday, December 20, 1973 at 17:44 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 272 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 272.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.794°N / 14.822°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 38.794°S / 165.178°W↗
Nearest volcano: Salina (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) N of Salina (pop: 630) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NNW of Lipari (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) N of Capo d'Orlando (Province of Messina) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NNW of Milazzo (Province of Messina) (pop: 31,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) NNW of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Provincia di Messina) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NW of Messine (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (66 mi) NW of Reggio Calabria (pop: 169,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) N of Catania (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) ENE of Palermo (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) SSE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||272 km||Sicily, Italy||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 10 Jan 1974 11:53 UTC| M 4.3 |339 km (210.6 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details