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Mag. 1.8 earthquake Tyrrhenian Sea, Calabria, Italy -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 3.8 Tyrrhenian Sea, Calabria, Italy -
Updated: Mar 3, 2024 12:22 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Palermo in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Palermo, find out which quakes are happening right now!
There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Palermo in the past 24 hours.
In the past 30 days, Palermo has had 6 quakes of magnitudes up to 3.8 within up to 100 km (63 mi) distance:
  • 0 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 5 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest today: Mag. 1.8 Earthquake Tyrrhenian Sea, 38 km W 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 30 days, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (115 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 3, 07:44 am (Rome)
Mar 3, 06:44 GMT
1.8

61 km
258 km (161 mi) to the NE Tyrrhenian Sea, 38 km west of Cosenza, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy Info
Saturday, March 2, 2024 GMT (6 quakes)
Mar 2, 11:44 pm (Rome)
Mar 2, 22:44 GMT
1.5

8.7 km
148 km (92 mi) to the E Tyrrhenian Sea, 6.2 km north of Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy Info
Mar 2, 10:00 pm (Rome)
Mar 2, 21:00 GMT
1.4

8.1 km
147 km (92 mi) to the E Tyrrhenian Sea, 5.8 km north of Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy Info
Mar 2, 08:38 pm (Rome)
Mar 2, 19:38 GMT
2.1

10.5 km
204 km (127 mi) to the E 11 km south of Reggio Calabria, Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy Info
Mar 2, 05:32 am (Rome)
Mar 2, 04:32 GMT
1.8

11 km
216 km (134 mi) to the SE Ionian Sea, 14 km east of Syracuse, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy Info
Mar 2, 03:22 am (GMT +0)
Mar 2, 03:22 GMT
1.3

16 km
144 km (90 mi) to the E 22 km southwest of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy Info
Mar 2, 02:46 am (GMT +0)
Mar 2, 02:46 GMT
1.2

10 km
210 km (130 mi) to the E 8.5 km northeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy Info
Friday, March 1, 2024 GMT (6 quakes)
Mar 1, 12:18 pm (Rome)
Mar 1, 11:18 GMT
1.8

8.9 km
193 km (120 mi) to the E Ionian Sea, 26 km east of Giarre, Catania, Sicily, Italy Info
Mar 1, 06:52 am (Rome)
Mar 1, 05:52 GMT
3.8

280 km
262 km (163 mi) to the NE Tyrrhenian Sea, 68 km northwest of Cosenza, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
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Mar 1, 06:42 am (Rome)
Mar 1, 05:42 GMT
1.6

9.8 km
209 km (130 mi) to the E 7.9 km northeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy Info
Mar 1, 06:39 am (Rome)
Mar 1, 05:39 GMT
1.1

9.6 km
209 km (130 mi) to the E 8.1 km northeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.8 x 1010 joules (13.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 11.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Wied Dalam, Malta (WDD/MN network) | Show on map | Station Info
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 1,400 quakes on average per year in or near Palermo:
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.11 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 9.1 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1.01 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 7 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 67 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 131 quakes per year (or 10.9 quakes per month)
Palermo has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, Palermo has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

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Palermo Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Palermo?

Palermo 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 1,400 quakes on average per year in or near Palermo. However, Palermo has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

When was the latest earthquake in or near Palermo?

The last earthquake in or near Palermo occurred 6 hours ago and had a magnitude of 1.8:

A light magnitude 1.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Calabria,  Italy, in the morning of Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 at 7.44 am local time (Europe/Rome GMT +1). The quake had a shallow depth of 61 km (38 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

How many quakes were there in or near Palermo in the past 30 days?

In the past 30 days, Palermo has had 0 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 5 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in or near Palermo in the past 30 days?

The strongest earthquake in or near Palermo in the past 30 days had a magnitude of 3.8 and occurred 2 days 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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Largest Quakes in or near Palermo

Strongest in 10 years

Mag. 4.5 earthquake 74 km northeast of Palermo, Sicilia, Italy - Oct 24, 2020 -
The largest quake that occurred in or near Palermo during the past 10 years was a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that hit Tyrrhenian Sea,  Italy, 3 years ago on Saturday, Oct 24, 2020, at 09:48 pm (GMT +1).

Strongest since 1900

56 years ago, Sicily,  Italy, was hit by a magnitude 6.4 quake on Monday, Jan 15, 1968, at 04:01 am local time (Europe/Rome GMT +2). This was the largest earthquake to have occurred in or near Palermo in more than 100 years (since 1900).
Below is a list and map of the largest quakes near Palermo (within 100 km/62 mi) in recent years and since 1900.
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Feb 20, 2023 01:11 GMT
Feb 20, 2023 02:11 am (Rome)
4.1

30 km
90 km (56 mi) to the NE Tyrrhenian Sea, 60 km west of Salina Island, Sicily, Italy 1 reportInfo
Aug 21, 2022 04:52 GMT
Aug 21, 2022 06:52 am (Rome)
4.2

3.6 km
51 km (32 mi) to the S Province of Palermo, 24 km northeast of Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy 17 reportsInfo
Nov 28, 2021 18:04 GMT
Nov 28, 2021 07:04 pm (Rome)
3.8

34 km
95 km (59 mi) to the NE Tyrrhenian Sea, 24 km northwest of Alicudi Island, Sicily, Italy Info
Nov 28, 2021 02:52 GMT
Nov 28, 2021 03:52 am (Rome)
4.2

5.2 km
98 km (61 mi) to the NE Tyrrhenian Sea, 23 km northwest of Alicudi Island, Sicily, Italy Info
Aug 31, 2021 04:14 GMT
Aug 31, 2021 06:14 am (Rome)
4.3

6 km
49 km (30 mi) to the E Tyrrhenian Sea, 49 km east of Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy 80 reportsInfo
Oct 24, 2020 20:48 GMT
Oct 24, 2020 09:48 pm (GMT +1)
4.5

20 km
74 km (46 mi) to the NE 74 km northeast of Palermo, Sicilia, Italy Info
Apr 5, 2019 02:54 GMT
Apr 5, 2019 04:54 am (Rome)
3.8

10 km
92 km (57 mi) to the NE Tyrrhenian Sea, 13 km northwest of Alicudi Island, Sicily, Italy Info
Dec 3, 2016 04:08 GMT
Dec 3, 2016 06:08 am (Rome)
4.3

10 km
99 km (61 mi) to the E Tyrrhenian Sea, 18 km south of Alicudi Island, Sicily, Italy Info
Dec 20, 2015 09:46 GMT
Dec 20, 2015 11:46 am (Rome)
4.3

10 km
19 km (12 mi) to the E Tyrrhenian Sea, 27 km east of Isola delle Femmine Island, Italy 9 reportsInfo
Aug 8, 2015 22:46 GMT
Aug 9, 2015 12:46 am (Rome)
4.1

14 km
93 km (58 mi) to the NE Tyrrhenian Sea, 8 km west of Alicudi Island, Sicily, Italy Info
Nov 21, 2005 10:57 GMT
Nov 21, 2005 12:57 pm (Rome)
5.5

68 km
90 km (56 mi) to the SE 9.7 km north of Caltanissetta, Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy Info
Sep 27, 2002 06:10 GMT
Sep 27, 2002 07:10 am (GMT +1)
5.3

5 km
46 km (29 mi) to the NE 46 km northeast of Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy Info
Sep 6, 2002 01:21 GMT
Sep 6, 2002 02:21 am (GMT +1)
6.0

5 km
42 km (26 mi) to the NE 42 km northeast of Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy Info
Oct 10, 1983 03:51 GMT
Oct 10, 1983 05:51 am (Rome)
5.0

11 km
69 km (43 mi) to the NW 69 km northwest of Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy Info
May 28, 1980 19:51 GMT
May 28, 1980 09:51 pm (Rome)
5.7

14 km
89 km (55 mi) to the NE 89 km northeast of Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy Info
Jan 20, 1979 13:49 GMT
Jan 20, 1979 02:49 pm (GMT +1)
5.2

9 km
73 km (45 mi) to the NW 73 km northwest of Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy Info
Jan 15, 1968 02:01 GMT
Jan 15, 1968 04:01 am (Rome)
6.4

10 km
55 km (34 mi) to the SW 1.8 km northeast of Santa Margherita di Belice, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy Info
May 21, 1957 11:44 GMT
May 21, 1957 12:44 pm (GMT +1)
5.3

15 km
98 km (61 mi) to the NE 27 km northwest of Alicudi Porto, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy Info
May 20, 1957 19:57 GMT
May 20, 1957 09:57 pm (Rome)
5.3

15 km
85 km (53 mi) to the NE 15 km west of Alicudi Porto, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy Info

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