Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 70 km west of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 21:57 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 257 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 257.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.206°N / 15.444°E↗ (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 39.206°S / 164.556°W↗
Nearest volcano: Stromboli (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Stromboli (pop: 639) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Quattromiglia (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) W of Cosenza (pop: 63,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Sambiase (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Nicastro (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Nicastro-Sambiase (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WNW of Lamezia Terme (pop: 70,500) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Vibo Valentia (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) N of Messine (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 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||257 km||southern Italy||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 30 Dec 2008 13:20 UTC| M 4.0 |259.5 km (161.2 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details