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Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 27 km west of Potenza, Basilicate, Italy, on Friday, February 27, 1981 at 03:37 GMT

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 27 km west of Potenza, Basilicate, Italy, on Friday, February 27, 1981 at 03:37 GMT Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 27 km west of Potenza, Basilicate, Italy, on Friday, February 27, 1981 at 03:37 GMT

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 27, 1981 03:37:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.733°N / 15.506°E (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate, Italy)
Antipode40.733°S / 164.494°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMonte Vulture (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) NNW of Ponte Giacoia (Basilicate) (pop: 89) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) NE of San Gregorio Magno (Campania) (pop: 3,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) W of Avigliano (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate) (pop: 5,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) NW of Tito (Basilicate) (pop: 4,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Rionero in Vulture (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate) (pop: 12,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Potenza (Basilicate) (pop: 56,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Melfi (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate) (pop: 13,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) SW of Venosa (Provincia di Potenza, Basilicate) (pop: 11,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Eboli (Provincia di Salerno, Campania) (pop: 26,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) ESE of Rome (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.410 kmsouthern ItalyUSGS
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