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Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 8.7 km west of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 5:15 pm (GMT +2) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 8.7 km west of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 5:15 pm (GMT +2) Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 8.7 km west of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 5:15 pm (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 9 km depth

21 May 15:27 UTC: First to report: INGV after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 21, 2022 15:15:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, May 21, 2022 at 5:15 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.6
Depth8.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.1292°N / 15.1177°E (Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy)
Antipode38.129°S / 164.882°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoVulcano (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (0 mi) NE of Tonnarella (pop: 1,190) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) WSW of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Provincia di Messina) (pop: 34,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (8 mi) E of Patti (Province of Messina) (pop: 9,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SW of Milazzo (Province of Messina) (pop: 31,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NE of San Piero Patti (pop: 2,060) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) W of San Pier Niceto (pop: 1,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) E of Palerm (pop: 648,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
474 km (294 mi) SSE of Rome (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 23.2°C (74 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.68.9 kmItaly: 3 Km N Furnari (ME)INGV
1.68.9 kmSicily, ItalyRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.6, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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