Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.6 on date 26-12-2018 and time 06:58:14 (UTC) in region 10 km E Bronte (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.6 earthquake occured in region: 10 km E Bronte (CT), on

  • 26-12-2018 06:58:14 (UTC)
  • 26-12-2018 07:58:14 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.75, 14.938 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
Bronte CT 10 19172 19172
Maletto CT 11 3920 23092
Ragalna CT 13 3924 27016
Adrano CT 13 36122 63138
Biancavilla CT 13 24007 87145
Randazzo CT 14 10900 98045
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 15 7641 105686
Zafferana Etnea CT 16 9517 115203
Milo CT 16 1087 116290
Nicolosi CT 17 7463 123753
Maniace CT 17 3765 127518
Belpasso CT 18 28108 155626
Sant'Alfio CT 18 1582 157208
Pedara CT 18 14102 171310
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 19 980 172290
Santa Venerina CT 19 8592 180882
Trecastagni CT 19 10910 191792
PaternĂ² CT 19 48228 240020
Moio Alcantara ME 19 717 240737

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
30 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
74 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
82 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
83 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
93 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
96 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
100 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 1.6 2018-12-26
37.75 14.938 0 2018-12-26
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64236651
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-26 06:58:14 ± 0
Latitude 37.7500
Longitude 14.9380
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 64236651


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 1.6
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64236651
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 08:28:11
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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