Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 25-12-2018 and time 01:30:03 (UTC) in region 7 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: 7 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 25-12-2018 01:30:03 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 02:30:03 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7, 15.03 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 7 9517 9517
Milo CT 8 1087 10604
Nicolosi CT 9 7463 18067
Pedara CT 10 14102 32169
Santa Venerina CT 10 8592 40761
Trecastagni CT 10 10910 51671
Ragalna CT 11 3924 55595
Sant'Alfio CT 11 1582 57177
Viagrande CT 12 8563 65740
Belpasso CT 13 28108 93848
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 13 3524 97372
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 14 17984 115356
San Pietro Clarenza CT 14 7743 123099
Mascalucia CT 14 31958 155057
Tremestieri Etneo CT 14 20589 175646
Giarre CT 14 27659 203305
Camporotondo Etneo CT 15 5023 208328
Aci Catena CT 15 29851 238179
San Giovanni la Punta CT 15 23060 261239
Biancavilla CT 15 24007 285246
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 15 7641 292887
Acireale CT 16 52622 345509
Gravina di Catania CT 16 25838 371347
Valverde CT 16 7840 379187
Riposto CT 16 14838 394025
Mascali CT 16 14282 408307
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 16 9479 417786
San Gregorio di Catania CT 17 11966 429752
PaternĂ² CT 18 48228 477980
Adrano CT 18 36122 514102
Piedimonte Etneo CT 18 3963 518065
Linguaglossa CT 19 5403 523468
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 19 9623 533091
Aci Castello CT 19 18723 551814
Bronte CT 20 19172 570986
Misterbianco CT 20 49410 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)
71 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
72 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
75 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
88 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
90 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
94 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 2.3 2018-12-25
01:30:03
37.7 15.03 3 2018-12-26
13:40:47
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64243371
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-25 01:30:03 ± 0
Latitude 37.70
Longitude 15.03
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 64243371

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 64243371
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 13:40:47
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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