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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 25-12-2018 and time 00:09:06 (Italy) in region 9 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 9 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 24-12-2018 23:09:06 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 00:09:06 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.73, 15.02 at 3 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
Zafferana Etnea CT 9 9517 9517
Milo CT 9 1087 10604
Sant'Alfio CT 12 1582 12186
Santa Venerina CT 12 8592 20778
Nicolosi CT 13 7463 28241
Ragalna CT 13 3924 32165
Pedara CT 13 14102 46267
Trecastagni CT 14 10910 57177
Giarre CT 15 27659 84836
Viagrande CT 15 8563 93399
Belpasso CT 16 28108 121507
Biancavilla CT 16 24007 145514
Mascali CT 16 14282 159796
Riposto CT 17 14838 174634
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 17 3524 178158
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 17 17984 196142
Piedimonte Etneo CT 17 3963 200105
Linguaglossa CT 17 5403 205508
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 17 7641 213149
Maletto CT 17 3920 217069
Bronte CT 17 19172 236241
San Pietro Clarenza CT 17 7743 243984
Mascalucia CT 18 31958 275942
Randazzo CT 18 10900 286842
Adrano CT 18 36122 322964
Tremestieri Etneo CT 18 20589 343553
Aci Catena CT 18 29851 373404
Camporotondo Etneo CT 18 5023 378427
San Giovanni la Punta CT 18 23060 401487
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 18 9623 411110
Acireale CT 19 52622 463732
Moio Alcantara ME 19 717 464449
Gravina di Catania CT 19 25838 490287
Valverde CT 19 7840 498127
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 20 3215 501342
Paternò CT 20 48228 549570
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 20 9479 559049
San Gregorio di Catania CT 20 11966 571015

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
19 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
26 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
70 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
70 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
78 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
88 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
93 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
99 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
100 Km NE of Gela (75827 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 200 ML 2.0 2018-12-24
23:09:06
37.73 15.02 3 2018-12-26
13:04:55
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64242571
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-24 23:09:06 ± 0
Latitude 37.73
Longitude 15.02
Depth (km) 3 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 64242571

Uncertainty

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

Quality

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

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64242571
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 13:04:55
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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