Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 33 km east of Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, on Monday, August 15, 1977 at 21:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 54 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.849°N / 16.978°E↗ (Ionian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 38.849°S / 163.022°W↗
Nearest volcano: Stromboli (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Castella (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Crotone (pop: 48,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) E of Catanzaro (pop: 79,000) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of San Giovanni in Fiore (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Nicastro (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Nicastro-Sambiase (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Lamezia Terme (pop: 70,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) ESE of Sambiase (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SE of Cosenza (pop: 63,900) --> See nearby quakes!
508 km (315 mi) SE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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