Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 23 km northwest of Alicudi Island, Sicily, Italy, on Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 3:52 am (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 23 km northwest of Alicudi Island, Sicily, Italy, on Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 3:52 am (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

28 Nov 02:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
28 Nov 02:58: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3. Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards W.
28 Nov 03:14: Now using data updates from INGV
28 Nov 10:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.2.
Update Sun, 28 Nov 2021, 03:03
Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Bagheria, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
4.3 quake 28 Nov 3:52 am (GMT +1)
4.3 quake 28 Nov 3:52 am (GMT +1)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Italy near Bagheria, Province of Palermo, Sicily, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Sunday, November 28th, 2021, at 3:52 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Alicudi Porto (pop. 110) located 10 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Cefalu (pop. 11,600) located 60 km from the epicenter, Santo Stefano di Camastra (pop. 4,400) 60 km away, Capo d'Orlando (pop. 12,000) 62 km away, Acquedolci (pop. 4,700) 62 km away, Sant'Agata (pop. 9,900) 63 km away, Termini Imerese (pop. 23,000) 79 km away, Bagheria (pop. 53,000) 83 km away, and Misilmeri (pop. 19,200) 91 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 28, 2021 02:52:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 3:52 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 5.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.7018°N / 14.1935°E (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode: 38.702°S / 165.807°W
Nearest volcano: Marsili Seamount (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (15 mi) NW of Alicudi Porto (pop: 105) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Filicudi Porto (pop: 307) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Salina (pop: 630) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WNW of Pianoconte (pop: 1,080) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NW of Capo d'Orlando (Province of Messina) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NW of Patti (Province of Messina) (pop: 9,320) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NE of Bagheria (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NE of Ficarazzi (Provincia di Palermo) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NE of Villabate (Provincia di Palermo) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) SSE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NW of Alicudi Island (pop: 120) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) N of Sicily Island (pop: 5,017,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 17.2°C (63 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.25.2 kmItaly: Tirreno Meridionale (MARE)INGV
4.410 kmSicily, ItalyRaspberryShake
4.410 km42 Km WNW of Leni, ItalyUSGS
4.310 kmSicily, ItalyGFZ
4.25 kmItaly: Cefalu / SizilienZAMG

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