Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 28 km northeast of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday, December 13, 1990 at 00:24 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 11 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 11.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.3°N / 15.438°E↗ (Ionian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 37.3°S / 164.562°W↗
Nearest volcano: Iblei (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (13 mi) ENE of Augusta (Syracuse) (pop: 30,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NNE of Syracuse (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NE of Floridia (Provincia di Siracusa) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) ESE of Catania (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) E of Lentini (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SE of Acireale (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Misterbianco (pop: 45,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Mascalucia (Catania) (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) NE of Għajnsielem (Malta) (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
569 km (354 mi) SSE 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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|5.6||11 km||Sicily, Italy||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 16 Dec 1990 13:50 UTC| M 4.5 |25.7 km (16 mi) depth|2 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details