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Past earthquakes near Etna volcano: 2021 - list, stats and map

Updated: Sep 30, 2022 18:21 GMT -
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Quakes in 2021:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 4
  • 12 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 169 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 799 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In 2021, Etna volcano was shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 4.3, 12 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 169 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 799 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Strongest quake: Mag. 4.3 | 13 km W of Catania, Sicily, Italy -

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Monday, December 27, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 27, 2021 6:33 am (GMT +1) (Dec 27, 2021 05:33 GMT)
2.1

9.1 km
21 km (13 mi)Ionian Sea, 6 km northeast of Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Friday, December 24, 2021 GMT (5 quakes)
Dec 24, 2021 10:23 am (GMT +1) (Dec 24, 2021 09:23 GMT)
2.1

5.4 km
10.3 km (6.4 mi)13 km northwest of Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy 3 reportsMoreMap
Dec 24, 2021 10:19 am (GMT +1) (Dec 24, 2021 09:19 GMT)
3.6

7 km
11 km (6.8 mi)12 km north of Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy 6 reportsMoreMap
Dec 24, 2021 7:29 am (GMT +1) (Dec 24, 2021 06:29 GMT)
2.1

10.1 km
34 km (21 mi)8.9 km southwest of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 24, 2021 7:14 am (GMT +1) (Dec 24, 2021 06:14 GMT)
3.1

10.2 km
32 km (20 mi)14 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy 7 reportsMoreMap
Dec 24, 2021 6:43 am (GMT +1) (Dec 24, 2021 05:43 GMT)
2.0

9.4 km
32 km (20 mi)13 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy 1 reportMoreMap
Thursday, December 23, 2021 GMT (16 quakes)
Dec 23, 2021 11:53 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 22:53 GMT)
2.8

10.6 km
36 km (22 mi)17 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 11:45 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 22:45 GMT)
2.3

8.8 km
33 km (21 mi)14 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 11:22 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 22:22 GMT)
2.1

8.7 km
35 km (22 mi)13 km southwest of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 11:21 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 22:21 GMT)
2.8

9.9 km
34 km (21 mi)15 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 11:10 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 22:10 GMT)
2.2

9.5 km
32 km (20 mi)12 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 10:58 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 21:58 GMT)
2.3

8.8 km
32 km (20 mi)12 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 10:56 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 21:56 GMT)
2.6

10.8 km
32 km (20 mi)16 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 10:48 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 21:48 GMT)
2.8

11 km
31 km (19 mi)15 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 10:44 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 21:44 GMT)
2.2

10 km
31 km (19 mi)14 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 10:36 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 21:36 GMT)
2.8

9.8 km
32 km (20 mi)14 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 10:33 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 21:33 GMT)
4.3

10.7 km
31 km (19 mi)13 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy 165 reportsMoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 10:01 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 21:01 GMT)
2.9

10.4 km
32 km (20 mi)14 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 9:40 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 20:40 GMT)
2.4

10.3 km
32 km (20 mi)14 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy MoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 9:38 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 20:38 GMT)
3.3

9.3 km
32 km (20 mi)13 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy 15 reportsMoreMap
Dec 23, 2021 9:36 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 23, 2021 20:36 GMT)
2.9

10.5 km
32 km (20 mi)15 km west of Catania, Sicily, Italy 3 reportsMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.8 x 1011 joules (78.2 megawatt hours, equivalent to 67.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 17:00

Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 June-21 June 2022 (Continuing Activity)

INGV reported that during 13-19 June gas emissions rose from Etna's Southeast Crater (SEC) and Bocca Nuova Crater (BN); the emissions from BN were dense and voluminous on 13 June and drifted SSW. Lava effusion from the vent located at about 2,700 m elevation, along the fissure that had opened on 29 May, had slowed by 13 June and stopped by that evening. Lava continued to erupt from a vent along the 7 June fissure, located at the base of the N wall of the Valle del Bove, advancing to 1,760 m elevation by 14 June. ... Read all
Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 19:51

Etna volcano update: lava effusion stopped

No thermal anomalies detected in the satellite image from 16 June (image: Sentinel 2)
It seems the effusive activity at Etna ceased, at least according to the latest satellite imagery on 16 June. ... Read all
Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03
Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03

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