Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 25-12-2018 and time 00:22:58 (Italy) in region 4 km SE Giarre (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: 4 km SE Giarre (CT), on

  • 24-12-2018 23:22:58 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 00:22:58 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7, 15.2 at 2 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
Giarre CT 4 27659 27659
Riposto CT 4 14838 42497
Santa Venerina CT 5 8592 51089
Mascali CT 7 14282 65371
Sant'Alfio CT 7 1582 66953
Milo CT 8 1087 68040
Zafferana Etnea CT 8 9517 77557
Acireale CT 10 52622 130179
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 11 9623 139802
Aci Catena CT 12 29851 169653
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 12 17984 187637
Piedimonte Etneo CT 13 3963 191600
Viagrande CT 13 8563 200163
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 14 3524 203687
Trecastagni CT 14 10910 214597
Calatabiano CT 14 5308 219905
Valverde CT 15 7840 227745
Pedara CT 15 14102 241847
San Giovanni la Punta CT 16 23060 264907
Aci Castello CT 16 18723 283630
San Gregorio di Catania CT 17 11966 295596
Linguaglossa CT 17 5403 300999
Tremestieri Etneo CT 17 20589 321588
Giardini-Naxos ME 18 9415 331003
Nicolosi CT 18 7463 338466
Gaggi ME 18 3184 341650
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 19 9479 351129
Taormina ME 19 10960 362089
Mascalucia CT 19 31958 394047
Gravina di Catania CT 19 25838 419885
Castelmola ME 19 1088 420973

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
10 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
24 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
60 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
64 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
71 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
95 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 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 2.3 2018-12-24
23:22:58
37.7 15.2 2 2018-12-26
13:10:55
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64242681
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-24 23:22:58 ± 0
Latitude 37.70
Longitude 15.20
Depth (km) 2 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 64242681

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:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64242681
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 13:10:55
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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