NAIROBI (0 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Quake status: highly uncertainThis record is considered not to be from an actual earthquake, because there is no officially confirmed quake that matches the user reports we received of the reported event closely enough.
In most cases, this event likely reflects something else that caused shaking, such as an explosion (typical for mining areas), a sonic boom, traffic, weather, or some other human or natural cause.
The initial report is below:
Unconfirmed quake or seismic-like event reported: 30 km north of Catina, Catania, Sicily, Italy, 17 June 2021 17:57 GMT -
Although our monitoring service initially detected network activity typical for an earthquake, there was no confirmation by any national or international seismological agency. For this reason, it is highly unlikely, that it was caused by an earthquake.
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17 Jun 19:54 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 1 hour and 58 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.75°N / 14.99°E (Sicily, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (0 km / 0 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NE of Calcerana-Marina (pop: 24) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) ESE of Bronte (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NE of Biancavilla (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 23,200) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NE of Adrano (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) W of Giarre (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NNW of Mascalucia (Catania) (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNE of Paternò (pop: 46,000) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NW of Acireale (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) NNW of Catania (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
507 km (315 mi) SSE of Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.