Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 25-12-2018 and time 00:24:44 (Italy) in region 7 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: 7 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 24-12-2018 23:24:44 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 00:24:44 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.69, 15.02 at 2 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania).

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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
Zafferana Etnea CT 7 9517 9517
Nicolosi CT 9 7463 16980
Pedara CT 9 14102 31082
Milo CT 9 1087 32169
Trecastagni CT 10 10910 43079
Ragalna CT 10 3924 47003
Santa Venerina CT 10 8592 55595
Viagrande CT 11 8563 64158
Belpasso CT 12 28108 92266
Sant'Alfio CT 12 1582 93848
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 13 3524 97372
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 13 17984 115356
San Pietro Clarenza CT 13 7743 123099
Mascalucia CT 14 31958 155057
Tremestieri Etneo CT 14 20589 175646
Camporotondo Etneo CT 14 5023 180669
San Giovanni la Punta CT 14 23060 203729
Aci Catena CT 15 29851 233580
Biancavilla CT 15 24007 257587
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 15 7641 265228
Giarre CT 15 27659 292887
Gravina di Catania CT 15 25838 318725
Valverde CT 16 7840 326565
Acireale CT 16 52622 379187
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 16 9479 388666
San Gregorio di Catania CT 16 11966 400632
PaternĂ² CT 17 48228 448860
Riposto CT 17 14838 463698
Mascali CT 17 14282 477980
Adrano CT 17 36122 514102
Aci Castello CT 19 18723 532825
Piedimonte Etneo CT 19 3963 536788
Misterbianco CT 19 49410 586198
Linguaglossa CT 20 5403 591601
Bronte CT 20 19172 610773
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 20 9623 620396

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
16 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
22 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
72 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
74 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
88 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
89 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
93 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
98 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 2.4 2018-12-24
23:24:44
37.69 15.02 2 2018-12-26
13:11:49
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64242691
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-24 23:24:44 ± 0
Latitude 37.69
Longitude 15.02
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 64242691

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:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64242691
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 13:11:49
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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