Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 17-12-2018 and time 14:24:57 (Italy) in region 8 km W Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 8 km W Milo (CT), on

  • 17-12-2018 13:24:57 (UTC)
  • 17-12-2018 14:24:57 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.75, 15.03 at 10 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
Milo CT 8 1087 1087
Zafferana Etnea CT 9 9517 10604
Sant'Alfio CT 10 1582 12186
Santa Venerina CT 12 8592 20778
Giarre CT 14 27659 48437
Linguaglossa CT 14 5403 53840
Piedimonte Etneo CT 15 3963 57803
Mascali CT 15 14282 72085
Pedara CT 15 14102 86187
Nicolosi CT 15 7463 93650
Riposto CT 16 14838 108488
Trecastagni CT 16 10910 119398
Ragalna CT 16 3924 123322
Randazzo CT 16 10900 134222
Moio Alcantara ME 16 717 134939
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 17 9623 144562
Maletto CT 17 3920 148482
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 17 3215 151697
Viagrande CT 17 8563 160260
Bronte CT 18 19172 179432
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 18 17984 197416
Belpasso CT 18 28108 225524
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 19 3524 229048
Biancavilla CT 19 24007 253055
Malvagna ME 19 733 253788
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 19 3945 257733
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 19 980 258713
Calatabiano CT 19 5308 264021
Aci Catena CT 19 29851 293872
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 20 7641 301513
Acireale CT 20 52622 354135
Adrano CT 20 36122 390257
San Pietro Clarenza CT 20 7743 398000
Mascalucia CT 20 31958 429958
Tremestieri Etneo CT 20 20589 450547

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
20 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
28 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
67 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
81 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
90 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
99 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 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

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Earthquakes since 1985

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Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

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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 2.0 2018-12-17
13:24:57
37.75 15.03 10 2019-06-04
09:16:12
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 67412841
Rev 100 ML 2.0 2018-12-17
13:24:57
37.74 15.02 10 2018-12-17
13:34:55
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 63966551
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-17 13:24:57 ± 0.34
Latitude 37.75 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.03 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 10 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 67412841

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 3014
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 622
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 216
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 3010
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 93
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 12
Number of defining phases 11
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.61
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.31386
Number of stations at which the event was observed 8
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 7
Magnitudes information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 67412841
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-04-09 17:47:04

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 63966551
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-17 13:34:55
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:05.96 0.3 undecidable manual S 123 0.1502 122 1.89 33
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:05.22 0.1 undecidable manual S 298 0.1529 121 1.07 72
IV.MUCR.HHE. 2018-12-17T13:25:04.19 0.1 undecidable manual P 337 0.3139 50 0.02 98
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:03.57 3.0 undecidable manual P 0 0
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:03.46 0.6 undecidable manual P 36 0.2707 50 0.03 49
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:02.43 0.3 undecidable manual S 317 0.0917 135 0.15 75
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:01.15 0.1 undecidable manual P 298 0.1529 121 -0.09 100
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:01.19 0.3 undecidable manual P 123 0.1502 122 0 76
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2018-12-17T13:25:00.91 0.3 undecidable manual S 6 0.0378 158 -0.21 75
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:24:59.96 0.1 negative manual P 317 0.0917 135 -0.2 99
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2018-12-17T13:24:59.27 0.1 undecidable manual P 216 0.0737 141 -0.63 89
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2018-12-17T13:24:58.92 0.1 undecidable manual P 6 0.0378 158 -0.57 91
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.EMCN.HNN. ML:2.6 0.0078455745 0.16 AML other m 2018-12-17T13:25:01.16
IV.EMCN.HNE. ML:2.6 0.00768 0.12 AML other m 2018-12-17T13:25:01.11
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2 0.001105 0.54 AML other m 2018-12-17T13:25:02.95
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:1.9 0.000995 1.28 AML other m 2018-12-17T13:25:03.24
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0004635 0.32 AML other m 2018-12-17T13:25:06.89
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:0 0.000364 1.2 AML other m 2018-12-17T13:25:15.79
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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