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The maximum depth is 3785 m.
The Tyrrhenian Sea is situated near the African-European Fault ; therefore mountain chain and active volcanoes (mount Marsilii) are in its depths. Winds are Mistral from Rhone valley, Libeccio from south-west, Scirocco and Ostro from south.
There are five exits from the Tyrrhenian Sea:
- the Strait of Messina between Sicily and Messina on the toe of Italy, 3 km wide;
- the Corsica Channel between Italy and Corsica, about 80 km wide;
- the Strait of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia, 11 km wide;
- an unnamed strait between Sardinia and Tunisia, about 200 km wide; and
- the Strait of Sicily between Tunisia and Sicily, about 160 km wide.
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