Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 57 km west of Lamezia Terme, Italy, on Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 57 km west of Lamezia Terme, Italy, on Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT +1) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 57 km west of Lamezia Terme, Italy, on Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 200 km depth

19 Aug 05:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
19 Aug 05:37: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 201.0 to 206.0 km (from 125 to 128 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.9 km (4.9 mi) towards W.
19 Aug 05:50: Now using data updates from INGV
19 Aug 11:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5.
Update Thu, 19 Aug 2021, 05:51
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Lamezia Terme, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
4.4 quake Italy: Tirreno Meridionale (MARE) 19 Aug 2021 6:30 am (GMT +1)
4.4 quake Italy: Tirreno Meridionale (MARE) 19 Aug 2021 6:30 am (GMT +1)
Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in Italy near Lamezia Terme, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, only 21 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Thursday 19 August 2021 at 6:30 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 199.5 km. 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.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the United States Geological Survey at magnitude 4.8, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.6.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Villaggio del Golfo (pop. 11, 40 km away), Vibo Valentia (pop. 19,300, 52 km away), Sambiase (pop. 20,000, 55 km away), Lamezia Terme (pop. 70,500, 57 km away), Nicastro (pop. 40,000, 58 km away), Nicastro-Sambiase (pop. 55,700, 58 km away), Cosenza (pop. 63,900, 63 km away), Quattromiglia (pop. 22,900, 65 km away), and Gioia Tauro (pop. 18,800, 66 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 19, 2021 05:30:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Aug 19, 2021 at 6:30 am (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth199.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.9868°N / 15.6462°E (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode38.987°S / 164.354°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoStromboli (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities40 km (25 mi) WSW of Campora San Giovanni (pop: 3,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (33 mi) NW of Vibo Valentia (pop: 19,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) W of Sambiase (pop: 20,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (36 mi) W of Lamezia Terme (pop: 70,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) W of Nicastro-Sambiase (pop: 55,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SW of Cosenza (pop: 63,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) SW of Quattromiglia (Provincia di Cosenza) (pop: 22,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) NNW of Gioia Tauro (Provincia di Reggio Calabria) (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
418 km (260 mi) SE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Stromboli Island (pop: 400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) NE of Lipari Island (pop: 12,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
213 km (132 mi) NE of Sicily Island (pop: 5,017,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 23°C (73 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
4.5200 kmItaly: Tirreno Meridionale (MARE)INGV
4.4200 kmSICILY, ITALYEMSC
4.8203 km32 Km WSW of Amantea, ItalyUSGS
4.4206 kmSouthern ItalyGFZ
4.4200 kmItaly: Tropea / SizilienZAMG

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