Mag. 2.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 56 km east of Siracusa, Sicilia, Italy, on 28 Oct 3:26 am (GMT +1) -

Mag. 2.6 earthquake  - Ionian Sea, 56 km east of Siracusa, Sicilia, Italy, on 28 Oct 3:26 am (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 23 km depth

28 Oct 02:37 UTC: First to report: INGV after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 02:26:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 28 Oct 3:26 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 23.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.1242°N / 15.9132°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) E of Syracuse (Sicily) (pop: 97,500)
63 km (39 mi) E of Augusta (Syracuse, Sicily) (pop: 30,700)
68 km (42 mi) E of Floridia (Provincia di Siracusa, Sicily) (pop: 22,100)
73 km (45 mi) ENE of Avola (Provincia di Siracusa, Sicily) (pop: 28,700)
83 km (52 mi) ESE of Lentini (Sicily) (pop: 24,100)
85 km (53 mi) ESE of Catania (Sicily) (pop: 290,900)
85 km (53 mi) SE of Acireale (Sicily) (pop: 49,500)
605 km (376 mi) SSE of Rome (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 18.4°C (65 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from NW
Primary data source: INGV
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.623 kmMar Ionio Meridionale (MARE), ItalyINGV
M 2.623 km85 Km ESE of Catania, ItalyEMSC

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Mag. 2.6 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 56 km east of Siracusa, Sicilia, Italy, on 28 Oct 3:26 am (GMT +1)
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