Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 15 km southeast of Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, April 15, 1978 at 23:33 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 14 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.391°N / 15.066°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 38.391°S / 164.934°W↗
Nearest volcano: Vulcano (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SE of Lipari (pop: 4,260) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NW of Milazzo (Province of Messina) (pop: 31,800) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NNW of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Provincia di Messina) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Messine (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Reggio Calabria (pop: 169,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNE of Adrano (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) N of Acireale (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) N of Paternò (pop: 46,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) N of Catania (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) SSE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||14 km||Sicily, Italy||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 11 May 1978 02:46 UTC| M 4.5 |11 km (6.8 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC| M |0 km (0 mi) depth|4539 km (2821 mi) distance| | Details