4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Sicily

Sicily Italy
January 4, 2013SICILY, ItalyEarthquakes in Italy today: Sicily, Marche, Lazio, Umbria, Calabria and Basilicata regions affected. Today, the INGV has recorded four earthquakes in Italy that have affected districts seismic Gulf of Patti and Milazzo (magnitude 2.4), the Lipari Islands (magnitude 2.4 and 2.3) and Monti Reatini (magnitude 2). Affected the provinces of Messina, Rieti, Italy, Ascoli Piceno and Perugia. Yesterday, including those not yet reported, were recorded in the districts seismic shock of the Sea of ​​Sicily (magnitude 2.9), the Lipari Islands (magnitude 2.7), the island of Ustica (magnitude 2.4) and Pollino (magnitude 2.1). Affected the provinces of Messina, Palermo, Cosenza and Power. A shallow 4.6 (USGS) magnitude earthquake also struck Sicily at a depth of 9.2 km (5.7 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 5 km (3 miles) from Maniace, 52 km (32 miles) NNW (332°) from Catania, Sicily, Italy and 72 km (45 miles) from Messina. The earthquake was felt by the population in the provinces of Messina and Catania, the town next to the epicenter are the municipalities of San Teodoro, Cesarò and Maniace. The earthquake was recorded at 8:50 am. Corriere Web  (translated) USGS
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4 Responses to 4.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Sicily

  1. Cara says:

    Just wanted to thank whoever maintains this website. I return every day for news rarely highlighted in the general media. I do appreciate the time & work put into gathering this info.


  2. That’s a fair amount of activity in the area of Mt. Etna, especially the bigger quake at the fairly shallow depth. If I were a Sicilian I think that I’d get out of Dodge!


  3. Louise Page says:

    Correct me if I am wrong…but I get a feeling that the rumbles Italy and surrounding regions are experiencing could correlate with deep (and in some places, shallow) volcanic activity (magma movements/pressures). Let’s hope it’s not a prelude to a serious volcanic eruption in this area.


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