Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 09-10-2018 and time 07:48:18 (Italy) in region 8 km N Ragalna (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: 8 km N Ragalna (CT), on

  • 09-10-2018 05:48:18 (UTC)
  • 09-10-2018 07:48:18 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.71, 14.94 at 24 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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
Ragalna CT 8 3924 3924
Biancavilla CT 9 24007 27931
Adrano CT 10 36122 64053
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 11 7641 71694
Nicolosi CT 13 7463 79157
Belpasso CT 13 28108 107265
Bronte CT 13 19172 126437
Pedara CT 15 14102 140539
Paternò CT 15 48228 188767
Zafferana Etnea CT 15 9517 198284
Maletto CT 15 3920 202204
Trecastagni CT 16 10910 213114
Milo CT 16 1087 214201
Camporotondo Etneo CT 16 5023 219224
San Pietro Clarenza CT 17 7743 226967
Viagrande CT 18 8563 235530
Mascalucia CT 18 31958 267488
Santa Venerina CT 18 8592 276080
Tremestieri Etneo CT 19 20589 296669
Sant'Alfio CT 19 1582 298251
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 19 3524 301775
Randazzo CT 19 10900 312675
Gravina di Catania CT 19 25838 338513
Centuripe EN 20 5470 343983
San Giovanni la Punta CT 20 23060 367043
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 20 17984 385027

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
23 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
26 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
77 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
77 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
78 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
81 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
89 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
91 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
93 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

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Seismic hazard
Shakemap
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled 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 (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) 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
Rev 1000 ML 2.4 2018-10-09
05:48:18
37.71 14.94 25 2019-06-04
09:16:15
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 68306141
Rev 100 ML 2.4 2018-10-09
05:48:18
37.71 14.92 28 2018-10-09
05:56:02
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 61760181
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-10-09 05:48:18 ± 0.11
Latitude 37.71 ± 0.01
Longitude 14.94 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 25 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 68306141

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 747
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 113
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 100
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 750
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 53
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 41
Number of defining phases 41
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.37
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.09893
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.9875
Number of stations at which the event was observed 28
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 28
Magnitudes information

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 46
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 61760181
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-10-09 05:56:02

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 46
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 68306141
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-05-06 13:12:38
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:50.83 0.3 undecidable manual P 23 1.9875 54 -0.54 39
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:48.88 0.3 undecidable manual P 32 1.84 54 -0.45 44
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:44.30 0.3 undecidable manual P 57 1.3948 54 1.12 42
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:43.87 0.6 undecidable manual S 189 0.7563 101 0.16 47
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:42.58 0.6 undecidable manual S 224 0.6646 102 1.53 27
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:38.57 0.6 undecidable manual S 169 0.5576 105 0.59 44
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:36.84 0.6 undecidable manual S 153 0.5036 107 0.4 47
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:36.19 0.3 undecidable manual P 53 0.9353 98 0.11 69
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:36.59 0.6 undecidable manual P 67 0.9542 98 0.19 45
IV.CLTA.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:36.80 0.3 undecidable manual P 235 0.9479 98 0.5 63
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:35.20 0.3 undecidable manual P 200 0.929 98 -0.79 57
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:35.22 0.6 undecidable manual S 158 0.4542 109 0.18 50
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:33.13 0.3 undecidable manual P 189 0.7563 101 0.07 72
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:32.06 0.3 undecidable manual P 63 0.6709 102 0.43 68
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:32.70 0.3 undecidable manual P 289 0.732 101 0.04 73
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:32.64 0.3 undecidable manual P 295 0.6898 102 0.69 62
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:32.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 352 0.3408 116 0.14 52
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:32.71 0.6 undecidable manual S 26 0.3579 115 0.31 50
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:31.08 0.3 undecidable manual P 224 0.6646 102 -0.44 68
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:31.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 271 0.2941 120 0.38 50
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:31.94 0.3 undecidable manual P 3 0.6709 102 0.3 70
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:31.20 0.6 undecidable manual S 320 0.2959 120 0.43 49
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:30.59 0.1 undecidable manual P 22 0.6106 104 -0.04 100
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:30.11 0.6 undecidable manual S 100 0.2014 132 1.62 28
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:29.55 0.1 positive manual P 169 0.5576 105 -0.2 98
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:29.52 0.1 undecidable manual P 36 0.5486 105 -0.09 100
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:28.55 0.1 undecidable manual P 153 0.5036 107 -0.31 96
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2018-10-09T05:48:27.52 0.6 undecidable manual S 96 0.1574 140 -0.07 54
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:27.76 0.1 undecidable manual P 158 0.4542 109 -0.3 98
IV.CAGR.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:27.22 0.3 undecidable manual P 257 0.3561 115 0.72 66
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:27.58 0.3 undecidable manual S 332 0.1349 145 0.39 77
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:26.38 0.3 undecidable manual P 26 0.3579 115 -0.15 77
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:26.48 0.6 undecidable manual S 208 0.0989 153 -0.16 54
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:25.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 352 0.3408 116 -0.46 96
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:25.13 0.1 positive manual P 271 0.2941 120 -0.42 98
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:25.24 0.1 positive manual P 320 0.2959 120 -0.35 99
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:24.66 0.6 undecidable manual P 100 0.2014 132 0.39 50
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2018-10-09T05:48:23.35 0.3 undecidable manual P 96 0.1574 140 -0.41 76
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:22.95 0.3 undecidable manual P 332 0.1349 145 -0.57 72
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:22.56 0.1 undecidable manual P 208 0.0989 153 -0.64 94
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2018-10-09T05:48:22.95 0.6 undecidable manual P 41 0.1142 149 -0.38 51
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00153 0.68 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:27.36
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00208 0.58 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:27.43
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:3.3 0.01075 0.44 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:28.40
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.9 0.004345 0.34 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:28.47
IV.MNO.SHE. ML:0 0.0008135 1.4 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:31.96
IV.MNO.SHN. ML:0 0.0007635 0.6 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:32.60
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00083 1.22 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:32.98
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:1.8 0.000246 0.3 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:32.99
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0005015 1.42 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:33.18
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0009475 0.44 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:33.43
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00141 0.38 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:33.35
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:2.1 0.0004455 0.36 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:33.36
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00132 0.74 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:34.19
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.8 0.001655 0.38 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:34.65
IV.CAGR.HHE. ML:2.6 0.001275 0.42 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:37.04
IV.CAGR.HHN. ML:2.8 0.00175 0.52 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:37.56
IV.HAGA.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000386 1.7 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:38.02
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:3.1 0.00219 0.58 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:38.65
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0003595 1.48 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:39.22
IV.HAGA.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0004145 0.44 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:40.56
IV.AGST.EHE. ML:2.6 0.000803 0.24 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:40.50
IV.AGST.EHN. ML:2.5 0.000689 1.02 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:40.53
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.3 0.000308 0.34 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:41.01
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.4 0.000415 0.58 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:41.65
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.4 0.000416 0.36 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:42.85
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.7 0.0006545 0.66 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:42.55
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0002935 0.46 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:43.28
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:3.3 0.003735 0.42 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:43.98
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0002325 0.42 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:45.24
IV.HMDC.HHE. ML:2.9 0.000992 0.36 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:45.34
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000185 1.52 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:45.76
IV.HMDC.HHN. ML:2.8 0.000809 1.78 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:45.09
IV.PLLN.EHE. ML:2.6 0.0006245 0.42 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:47.40
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:2 0.000113 0.8 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:47.60
IV.PLLN.EHN. ML:2.6 0.0005965 1.48 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:47.12
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2 0.0001485 0.72 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:47.96
IV.CROCE.HHE. ML:2.6 0.000342 0.22 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:49.23
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1.7 6.415E-5 0.42 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:49.39
IV.CROCE.HHN. ML:2.7 0.000425 1.2 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:51.18
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2 8.195E-5 0.76 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:53.88
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.000399 0.54 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:53.88
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2 8.44E-5 0.96 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:54.89
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2 9.595E-5 0.34 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:54.69
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2 9.1E-5 0.3 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:48:55.23
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.4 6.565E-5 0.48 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:49:15.06
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.6 9.93E-5 0.8 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:49:16.20
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.4 6.19E-5 1.1 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:49:18.12
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.3 5.455E-5 0.46 AML other m 2018-10-09T05:49:20.62
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms *

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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