Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 8.1 km northwest of Giarre, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 18:09 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 7 km depth
8 May 19:37 UTC: First to report: INGV after 1 hour and 28 minutes.
Depth: 6.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.76°N / 15.101°E (Catania, Sicily, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Fornazzo (pop: 161) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) WNW of Giarre (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNW of Acireale (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Mascalucia (Catania) (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) N of Gravina di Catania (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NE of Paternò (pop: 46,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNE of Misterbianco (pop: 45,500) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Catina (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (100 mi) ESE of Palerme (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
510 km (317 mi) SSE of Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.1||6.7 km||4 Km NW Milo (CT), Italy||INGV|
|3.1||7 km||SICILY, ITALY||EMSC|
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