Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 77 km west of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, on Friday, December 14, 1990 at 03:21 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 276 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 276.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.347°N / 15.355°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 39.347°S / 164.645°W↗
Nearest volcano: Stromboli (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SW of Belvedere Marittimo (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 6,180) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) W of Quattromiglia (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Cosenza (pop: 63,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) SW of Castrovillari (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) WNW of Sambiase (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Nicastro (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Nicastro-Sambiase (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Lamezia Terme (pop: 70,500) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) N of Messine (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) SE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||276 km||southern Italy||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 12 Jan 1991 13:18 UTC| M 3.9 |295 km (183.3 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details