Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Provincia di Salerno, Campania, 79 km southwest of Potenza, Basilicate, Italy, on Friday, 30 December 1977 at 17:35 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 283 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 283.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40°N / 15.419°E (Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Monte Vulture (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) E of Marina di Camerota (pop: 2,670) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) WSW of Sapri (Provincia di Salerno) (pop: 6,720) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Agropoli (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WNW of Castrovillari (Provincia di Cosenza, Calabria) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SSE of Eboli (Provincia di Salerno) (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Battipaglia (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SE of Salerno (pop: 125,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Cava de' Tirreni (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SE of nepalasa (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) SE of Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||283 km||southern Italy||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 30 Dec 1977 18:08 UTC| M 4.4 |295 km (183.3 mi) depth|2 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details