Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.6 on date 14-12-2018 and time 06:34:06 (Italy) in region 2 km N Ucria (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.6 earthquake occured in region: 2 km N Ucria (ME), on

  • 14-12-2018 05:34:06 (UTC)
  • 14-12-2018 06:34:06 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.06, 14.88 at 8 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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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
Ucria ME 2 1058 1058
Raccuja ME 3 1041 2099
Sinagra ME 4 2705 4804
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 6 3090 7894
Tortorici ME 6 6435 14329
Castell'Umberto ME 7 3128 17457
Ficarra ME 7 1469 18926
San Piero Patti ME 7 2915 21841
Librizzi ME 8 1660 23501
Floresta ME 9 485 23986
San Salvatore di Fitalia ME 9 1319 25305
Montagnareale ME 10 1615 26920
Galati Mamertino ME 10 2627 29547
Naso ME 11 3813 33360
Piraino ME 11 3962 37322
Patti ME 11 13431 50753
Mirto ME 12 974 51727
Brolo ME 12 5783 57510
Longi ME 12 1473 58983
Frazzanò ME 12 711 59694
Gioiosa Marea ME 12 7074 66768
Montalbano Elicona ME 12 2287 69055
Basicò ME 16 612 69667
San Marco d'Alunzio ME 16 1996 71663
Capri Leone ME 16 4515 76178
Capo d'Orlando ME 16 13254 89432
Alcara li Fusi ME 17 1980 91412
Oliveri ME 17 2181 93593
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 18 980 94573
Militello Rosmarino ME 18 1324 95897
Torrenova ME 18 4386 100283
Roccella Valdemone ME 18 666 100949
Falcone ME 19 2808 103757
Tripi ME 19 873 104630

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
56 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
61 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
65 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
67 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
96 Km NE of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 ML 1.6 2018-12-14
05:34:06
38.06 14.88 8 2019-06-04
09:16:18
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 68967031
Rev 100 ML 1.5 2018-12-14
05:34:06
38.07 14.88 7 2018-12-14
05:40:12
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 63901061
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-14 05:34:06 ± 0.1
Latitude 38.06 ± 0.01
Longitude 14.88 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 8 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 68967031

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 770
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 766
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 211
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 770
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 170
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 11
Number of defining phases 11
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.22
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.02068
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.37861
Number of stations at which the event was observed 7
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 7
Magnitudes information

ML:1.6

Field Value
Value 1.6
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 3
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 68967031
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-05-28 08:29:31

ML:1.5

Field Value
Value 1.5
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 4
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 63901061
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-14 05:40:12
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:19.23 0.3 undecidable manual S 14 0.3229 50 0.32 67
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:18.15 0.6 undecidable manual S 108 0.2905 104 0.44 44
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:15.88 0.6 undecidable manual S 185 0.2392 107 0.06 48
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2018-12-14T05:34:14.12 0.3 undecidable manual P 77 0.3786 50 -0.38 66
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:13.57 0.1 undecidable manual P 14 0.3229 50 0.04 95
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2018-12-14T05:34:13.64 0.3 undecidable manual P 10 0.339 50 -0.18 69
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:12.61 0.1 undecidable manual P 108 0.2905 104 -0.23 92
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:11.01 0.3 undecidable manual P 100 0.2023 109 0.04 73
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:11.88 0.3 undecidable manual P 185 0.2392 107 0.13 71
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:08.95 0.3 undecidable manual S 200 0.0207 164 -0.11 75
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-12-14T05:34:07.92 0.1 undecidable manual P 200 0.0207 164 0.07 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0031458895 0.3808 AML other m 2018-12-14T05:34:09.32
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.8 0.0011785882 0.2976 AML other m 2018-12-14T05:34:10.08
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0002205 0.7 AML other m 2018-12-14T05:34:20.65
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.4 0.0001125 0.78 AML other m 2018-12-14T05:34:20.79
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:0 0.000194 0.66 AML other m 2018-12-14T05:34:20.47
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