Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 10.1 km west of Pachino, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, 24 May 2021 at 19:02 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 1.8 earthquake - 10.1 km west of Pachino, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, 24 May 2021 at 19:02 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 16 km depth

24 May 19:16 UTC: First to report: INGV after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 24 May 2021 19:02:32 UTC -
Magnitude: 1.8
Depth: 16.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.6993°N / 14.9788°E (Syracuse, Sicily, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ESE of Santa Maria del Focallo (pop: 549) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) W of Pachino (Provincia di Siracusa) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SE of Ispica (Libero consorzio comunale di Ragusa) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) ESE of Pozzallo (Libero consorzio comunale di Ragusa) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) S of Rosolini (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Noto (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SE of Modica (pop: 41,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Avola (Provincia di Siracusa) (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SE of Palerme (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
615 km (382 mi) SSE of Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NNE of of Malta Island (pop: 388,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) More info
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1.816 kmItaly: 10 Km W Pachino (SR)INGV

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