Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 99 km west of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, on Monday, May 18, 1998 at 17:19 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 280 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 279.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.253°N / 15.108°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 39.253°S / 164.892°W↗
Nearest volcano: Stromboli (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Stromboli (pop: 639) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of Paula (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Quattromiglia (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) W of Cosenza (pop: 63,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) WNW of Lamezia Terme (pop: 70,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) WNW of Nicastro-Sambiase (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NNW of Messine (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) WNW of Catanzaro (pop: 79,000) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) NNW of Reggio Calabria (pop: 169,100) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) SE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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