Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.7 on date 06-10-2018 and time 05:02:39 (UTC) in region 2 km E Adrano (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.7 earthquake occured in region: 2 km E Adrano (CT), on

  • 06-10-2018 05:02:39 (UTC)
  • 06-10-2018 07:02:39 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.656, 14.853 at 0 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania).

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Adrano CT 2 36122 36122
Biancavilla CT 2 24007 60129
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 5 7641 67770
Ragalna CT 8 3924 71694
PaternĂ² CT 10 48228 119922
Centuripe EN 11 5470 125392
Belpasso CT 13 28108 153500
Bronte CT 15 19172 172672
Nicolosi CT 16 7463 180135
Camporotondo Etneo CT 17 5023 185158
Catenanuova EN 17 4866 190024
San Pietro Clarenza CT 18 7743 197767
Regalbuto EN 19 7277 205044
Pedara CT 19 14102 219146
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 19 12116 231262
Maletto CT 20 3920 235182
Mascalucia CT 20 31958 267140

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
27 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
28 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
72 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
77 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
82 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
83 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
84 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
86 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
86 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
89 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire ( that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
ML 1.7 2018-10-06
37.656 14.853 0 2018-10-06
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 61663881
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-10-06 05:02:39 ± 0
Latitude 37.6560
Longitude 14.8530
Depth (km) 0 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 61663881


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree)
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.7
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 61663881
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-10-06 07:36:43
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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