Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 54 km southeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy, on Friday, Oct 22, 2021 10:53 am (GMT +2) -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - Ionian Sea, 54 km southeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy, on Friday, Oct 22, 2021 10:53 am (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 36 km depth

22 Oct 09:08 UTC: First to report: INGV after 14 minutes.
Date & time: Oct 22, 2021 08:53:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Oct 22, 2021 10:53 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 2.1
Depth: 36.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.7972°N / 16.1377°E (Ionian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 37.797°S / 163.862°W
Nearest volcano: Etna (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SSE of Galati (pop: 259) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SE of Bova Marina (pop: 3,900) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) SSE of Africo Vecchio (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Melito di Porto Salvo (pop: 9,660) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Bovalino (pop: 7,510) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ESE of Pellaro (Provincia di Reggio Calabria) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Locri (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SE of Reggio Calabria (pop: 169,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SE of Villa San Giovanni (Provincia di Reggio Calabria) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (342 mi) SE of loma (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SE of Panarea Island (pop: 280) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from SW
Primary data source: INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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2.136 kmItaly: Costa Calabra Sud-orientale (Reggio Di Calabria)INGV
2.136 kmItaly: IONIAN SEAEMSC

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.1, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
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