Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 9.5 km east of Benevento, Campania, Italy, on Wednesday, 8 February 1978 at 04:10 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 95 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 95.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.111°N / 14.889°E (Provincia di Benevento, Campania, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Vesuvius (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) NNE of San Giorgio del Sannio (Provincia di Benevento) (pop: 8,580) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) ESE of Benevento (pop: 48,900) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Avellino (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) NNE of Nocera Inferiore (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) E of Caserta (pop: 72,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Cava de' Tirreni (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NE of Scafati (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) N of Salerno (pop: 125,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ENE of nepalasa (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) ESE of Roma (Latium) (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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