Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 10.5 km north of Potenza, Basilicate, Italy, on Sunday, 26 May 1991 at 12:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 8 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 8.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.73°N / 15.765°E (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Monte Vulture (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) E of Avigliano (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate) (pop: 5,770) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (7 mi) NNW of Potenza (Basilicate) (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) S of Cerignola (Apulia) (pop: 54,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) W of Altamura (Apulia) (pop: 67,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) W of Matera (Basilicate) (pop: 54,900) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of Andria (Apulia) (pop: 98,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSW of Barletta (Apulia) (pop: 93,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) E of Salerno (Campania) (pop: 125,800) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) E of nepalasa (Campania) (pop: 959,500) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) ESE of Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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