Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 25-12-2018 and time 07:44:02 (Italy) in region 4 km NW Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 4 km NW Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 25-12-2018 06:44:02 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 07:44:02 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.72, 15.06 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 4 9517 9517
Milo CT 5 1087 10604
Santa Venerina CT 7 8592 19196
Sant'Alfio CT 8 1582 20778
Giarre CT 11 27659 48437
Pedara CT 11 14102 62539
Trecastagni CT 11 10910 73449
Nicolosi CT 12 7463 80912
Viagrande CT 12 8563 89475
Mascali CT 13 14282 103757
Riposto CT 13 14838 118595
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 14 17984 136579
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 14 3524 140103
Piedimonte Etneo CT 14 3963 144066
Aci Catena CT 15 29851 173917
Ragalna CT 15 3924 177841
Acireale CT 15 52622 230463
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 15 9623 240086
Linguaglossa CT 16 5403 245489
Tremestieri Etneo CT 16 20589 266078
San Giovanni la Punta CT 16 23060 289138
Belpasso CT 16 28108 317246
Mascalucia CT 16 31958 349204
Valverde CT 16 7840 357044
San Pietro Clarenza CT 16 7743 364787
Camporotondo Etneo CT 17 5023 369810
San Gregorio di Catania CT 17 11966 381776
Gravina di Catania CT 17 25838 407614
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 18 9479 417093
Calatabiano CT 19 5308 422401
Biancavilla CT 19 24007 446408
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 19 7641 454049
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 19 3215 457264
Aci Castello CT 19 18723 475987

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
15 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
24 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
67 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
76 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
92 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
93 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
99 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 2.0 2018-12-25
06:44:02
37.72 15.06 3 2018-12-26
13:53:39
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64243701
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-25 06:44:02 ± 0
Latitude 37.72
Longitude 15.06
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 64243701

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 64243701
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 13:53:39
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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