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Mag. 3.8 earthquake Tyrrhenian Sea, Calabria, Italy -
Strongest past 7 daysMag. 3.8 Tyrrhenian Sea, Calabria, Italy -
Updated: Mar 1, 2024 06:50 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Syracuse, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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In the past 24 hours, Syracuse has had one quake of magnitude 1.9.

In the past 7 days, Syracuse has had 7 quakes of magnitudes up to 3.8 within up to 100 km (63 mi) distance:

  • 0 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 2 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 5 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest today: Mag. 3.8 Earthquake Tyrrhenian Sea, 68 km NW of Cosenza, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy -
Strongest: Mag. 3.8 Earthquake Tyrrhenian Sea, 68 km NW of Cosenza, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy -
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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 7 days, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (24 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 1, 06:52 am (Rome)
Mar 1, 05:52 GMT

3.8

280 km
290 km (180 mi) to the N Tyrrhenian Sea, 68 km northwest of Cosenza, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
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Mar 1, 05:23 am (Rome)
Mar 1, 04:23 GMT

1.3

11 km
127 km (79 mi) to the N 8.9 km northeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy More
Mar 1, 03:46 am (Rome)
Mar 1, 02:46 GMT

1.1

9 km
126 km (78 mi) to the N 7.3 km northeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy More
Thursday, February 29, 2024 GMT (5 quakes)
Mar 1, 12:30 am (Rome)
Feb 29, 22:30 GMT

2.0

9.7 km
126 km (79 mi) to the N 8.2 km northeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy More
Feb 29, 09:55 pm (Rome)
Feb 29, 20:55 GMT

2.2

116 km
149 km (93 mi) to the N Tyrrhenian Sea, 27 km northwest of Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy More
Feb 29, 04:24 pm (Rome)
Feb 29, 15:24 GMT

1.9

6.8 km
71 km (44 mi) to the N 14 km northwest of Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy More
Feb 29, 11:07 am (Rome)
Feb 29, 10:07 GMT

1.5

9.5 km
149 km (92 mi) to the N Tyrrhenian Sea, 15 km west of Vulcano Island, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy More
Feb 29, 10:52 am (Rome)
Feb 29, 09:52 GMT

2.0

8.7 km
148 km (92 mi) to the N Tyrrhenian Sea, 14 km west of Vulcano Island, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy More
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 28, 06:22 am (Rome)
Feb 28, 05:22 GMT

2.7

116 km
146 km (91 mi) to the N Tyrrhenian Sea, 26 km northwest of Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy More
Feb 28, 05:31 am (Rome)
Feb 28, 04:31 GMT

1.6

23 km
63 km (39 mi) to the NW 3.4 km east of Paternò, Catania, Sicily, Italy More
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 27, 11:58 am (Rome)
Feb 27, 10:58 GMT

2.0

28 km
66 km (41 mi) to the SW 14 km southwest of Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.4 x 1010 joules (9.45 megawatt hours, equivalent to 8.13 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Wied Dalam, Malta (WDD/MN network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Wied Dalam, Malta: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 11,000 quakes on average per year in or near Syracuse, Sicily, Italy:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 55.6 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1.29 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 19.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 203 quakes per year (or 17 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 979 quakes per year (or 82 quakes per month)
Syracuse has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, Syracuse has had at least 70 quakes above magnitude 4 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, by magnitude

7 days
30 days
3 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (7 in total as 100%)
7+
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (28.57%)
below M2
5 quakes
(71.43%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (38 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (18.42%)
below M2
31 quakes
(81.58%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (2,400 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.25%)
3+
53 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (2.21%)
2+
560 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (23.33%)
below M2
1,781 quakes
(74.21%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours1 quake1------
Past 7 days7 quakes52-----
Past 30 days38 quakes317-----
Past 3 years2,400 quakes1,771560536---
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 100 km (62 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

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2023
2024 so far
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Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
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Syracuse Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Syracuse, Sicily, Italy?

Syracuse has a moderate level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 11,000 quakes on average per year in or near Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. However, Syracuse has had at least 70 quakes above magnitude 4 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Syracuse?

The last earthquake in Syracuse occurred 58 minutes ago:

A moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Calabria,  Italy, in the early morning of Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 6.52 am local time (Europe/Rome GMT +1). The quake had a moderate depth of 280 km (174 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Syracuse in the past 7 days?

In the past 7 days, Syracuse has had 0 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 2 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 5 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in Syracuse in the past 7 days?

The strongest earthquake in Syracuse in the past 7 days occurred 58 minutes ago:

A moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Calabria,  Italy, in the early morning of Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 6.52 am local time (Europe/Rome GMT +1). The quake had a moderate depth of 280 km (174 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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