Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Avellino, 55 km northeast of Salerno, Campania, Italy, on Sunday, November 23, 1980 at 18:34 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Avellino, 55 km northeast of Salerno, Campania, Italy, on Sunday, November 23, 1980 at 18:34 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 23, 1980 18:34:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.914°N / 15.366°E (Avellino, Campania, Italy)
Antipode: 40.914°S / 164.634°W
Nearest volcano: Monte Vulture (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) WSW of Calitri (pop: 4,350) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Eboli (Provincia di Salerno) (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NE of Battipaglia (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Avellino (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Benevento (pop: 48,900) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Salerno (pop: 125,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ENE of Cava de' Tirreni (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Foggia (Apulia) (pop: 137,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) E of Naples (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) ESE of loma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.910 kmsouthern ItalyUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (88 quakes)

  • 10 May 1981 02:44 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    287.5 km (178.6 mi) depth
    |
    146 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4808 km (2987 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 28 Mar 1981 11:01 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 1981 03:37 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 1981 15:50 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    160 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1981 17:22 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4808 km (2987 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Feb 1981 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4808 km (2987 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4808 km (2987 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Feb 1981 12:44 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 1981 18:32 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jan 1981 22:37 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 1981 14:41 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4808 km (2987 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 20 Jan 1981 08:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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