Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.8 on date 25-12-2018 and time 07:55:48 (Italy) in region 7 km NW Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.8 earthquake occured in region: 7 km NW Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 25-12-2018 06:55:48 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 07:55:48 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.73, 15.03 at 0 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
Sant'Alfio CT 10 1582 12186
Santa Venerina CT 10 8592 20778
Pedara CT 12 14102 34880
Nicolosi CT 12 7463 42343
Trecastagni CT 13 10910 53253
Ragalna CT 13 3924 57177
Giarre CT 14 27659 84836
Viagrande CT 14 8563 93399
Mascali CT 15 14282 107681
Riposto CT 15 14838 122519
Belpasso CT 16 28108 150627
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 16 17984 168611
Piedimonte Etneo CT 16 3963 172574
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 16 3524 176098
Linguaglossa CT 16 5403 181501
Aci Catena CT 17 29851 211352
Mascalucia CT 17 31958 243310
Biancavilla CT 17 24007 267317
San Pietro Clarenza CT 17 7743 275060
Tremestieri Etneo CT 17 20589 295649
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 17 9623 305272
Acireale CT 17 52622 357894
San Giovanni la Punta CT 18 23060 380954
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 18 7641 388595
Camporotondo Etneo CT 18 5023 393618
Valverde CT 18 7840 401458
Randazzo CT 19 10900 412358
Maletto CT 19 3920 416278
Gravina di Catania CT 19 25838 442116
Bronte CT 19 19172 461288
Adrano CT 19 36122 497410
San Gregorio di Catania CT 19 11966 509376
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 19 9479 518855
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 19 3215 522070
Moio Alcantara ME 19 717 522787

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
17 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
25 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
78 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
89 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
93 Km N 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 1.8 2018-12-25
06:55:48
37.73 15.03 0 2018-12-26
13:57:10
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64243761
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-25 06:55:48 ± 0
Latitude 37.73
Longitude 15.03
Depth (km) 0 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 64243761

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:1.8

Field Value
Value 1.8
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64243761
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 13:57:10
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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