Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 85 km north of Mesina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 11:43 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 240 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 239.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.958°N / 15.526°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 38.958°S / 164.474°W↗
Nearest volcano: Stromboli (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) NE of Stromboli (pop: 639) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WNW of Vibo Valentia (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) W of Lamezia Terme (pop: 70,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) W of Nicastro (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) W of Nicastro-Sambiase (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) WSW of Cosenza (pop: 63,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) N of Messine (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) W of Catanzaro (pop: 79,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) N of Reggio Calabria (pop: 169,100) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) SE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||240 km||Sicily, Italy||USGS|
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