Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 25-12-2018 and time 00:33:41 (Italy) in region 7 km NE Ragalna (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: 7 km NE Ragalna (CT), on

  • 24-12-2018 23:33:41 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 00:33:41 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.69, 14.97 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
Ragalna CT 7 3924 3924
Nicolosi CT 10 7463 11387
Biancavilla CT 10 24007 35394
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 10 7641 43035
Belpasso CT 11 28108 71143
Pedara CT 11 14102 85245
Adrano CT 12 36122 121367
Zafferana Etnea CT 12 9517 130884
Trecastagni CT 13 10910 141794
PaternĂ² CT 13 48228 190022
San Pietro Clarenza CT 14 7743 197765
Camporotondo Etneo CT 14 5023 202788
Milo CT 14 1087 203875
Viagrande CT 14 8563 212438
Mascalucia CT 15 31958 244396
Santa Venerina CT 15 8592 252988
Tremestieri Etneo CT 15 20589 273577
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 16 3524 277101
Bronte CT 16 19172 296273
Gravina di Catania CT 16 25838 322111
San Giovanni la Punta CT 17 23060 345171
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 17 17984 363155
Sant'Alfio CT 17 1582 364737
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 17 9479 374216
Aci Catena CT 18 29851 404067
Maletto CT 18 3920 407987
San Gregorio di Catania CT 18 11966 419953
Valverde CT 18 7840 427793
Misterbianco CT 19 49410 477203
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 19 12116 489319
Acireale CT 20 52622 541941
Giarre CT 20 27659 569600

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
20 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
23 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
75 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
76 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
77 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
83 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
87 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
90 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
94 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
94 Km N of Modica (54633 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
23:33:41
37.69 14.97 2 2018-12-26
13:16:10
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64242791
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-24 23:33:41 ± 0
Latitude 37.69
Longitude 14.97
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 64242791

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 64242791
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 13:16:10
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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