Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - 4.7 km northwest of Africo Vecchio, Calabria, Italy, on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 11:57 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - 4.7 km northwest of Africo Vecchio, Calabria, Italy, on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 11:57 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 18 km depth

19 Dec 11:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
19 Dec 11:13: Now using data updates from INGV
Update Sat, 19 Dec 2020, 11:06
Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 1 km southwest of Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte, Italy in the morning
4.3 quake 19 Dec 11:57 am (GMT +1)
4.3 quake 19 Dec 11:57 am (GMT +1)
A very shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the morning near Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte, Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Saturday 19 December 2020 at 11:57 am local time at a very shallow depth of 7 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte (pop. 3,600) located 1 km from the epicenter, Solano Superiore (pop. 580) 5 km away, Bagnara Calabra (pop. 8,500) 5 km away, and Palmi (pop. 18,600) 11 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Taurianova (pop. 11,700) located 18 km from the epicenter, Gioia Tauro (pop. 18,800) 19 km away, Villa San Giovanni (pop. 13,700) 19 km away, and Reggio Calabria (pop. 169,100) 23 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 19, 2020 10:57:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 11:57 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 17.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.1033°N / 15.9555°E (Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy)
Antipode: 38.103°S / 164.045°W
Nearest volcano: Vulcano (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NNW of Africo Vecchio (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) WSW of Bovalino Superiore (pop: 8,420) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of Reggio Calabria (pop: 169,100) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) ENE of Pellaro (Provincia di Reggio Calabria) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSE of Palmi (Provincia di Reggio Calabria) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Siderno (Provincia di Reggio Calabria) (pop: 15,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) S of Gioia Tauro (Provincia di Reggio Calabria) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Messine (Sicile) (pop: 219,900) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Catanzaro (pop: 79,000) --> See nearby quakes!
513 km (319 mi) SE of loma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 14.9°C (59 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from SE
Primary data source: INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.918 km8 Km NE Roccaforte Del Greco (RC), ItalyINGV
4.115 kmSICILY, ITALYEMSC
4.114 km4 Km NE of Africo Vecchio, ItalyUSGS
3.918 kmGambarie / Italien, ItalyZAMG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Mesina, Province of Messina, Sicily (37.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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