Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 64 km northwest of nepalasa, Naples, Campania, Italy, on Wednesday, December 27, 1978 at 17:46 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 390 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 390.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.108°N / 13.582°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 41.108°S / 166.418°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gaeta Bay Volcanic Field (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) S of Gaeta (pop: 19,900) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) S of Formia (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SW of Minturno (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) W of Mundragone (pop: 26,100) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Fondi (Provincia di Latina) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) WNW of Castel Volturno (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SE of Terracina (pop: 31,000) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WNW of Giugliano in Campania (pop: 80,300) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WNW of Naples (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of loma (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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