Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 25-12-2018 and time 08:24:38 (Italy) in region 3 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: 3 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 25-12-2018 07:24:38 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 08:24:38 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7, 15.08 at 2 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 3 9517 9517
Milo CT 4 1087 10604
Santa Venerina CT 6 8592 19196
Sant'Alfio CT 8 1582 20778
Trecastagni CT 9 10910 31688
Pedara CT 10 14102 45790
Giarre CT 10 27659 73449
Viagrande CT 10 8563 82012
Nicolosi CT 11 7463 89475
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 12 17984 107459
Riposto CT 12 14838 122297
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 12 3524 125821
Mascali CT 12 14282 140103
Aci Catena CT 13 29851 169954
Acireale CT 13 52622 222576
Tremestieri Etneo CT 14 20589 243165
San Giovanni la Punta CT 14 23060 266225
Valverde CT 14 7840 274065
Mascalucia CT 15 31958 306023
Ragalna CT 15 3924 309947
Piedimonte Etneo CT 15 3963 313910
San Pietro Clarenza CT 15 7743 321653
Belpasso CT 15 28108 349761
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 15 9623 359384
San Gregorio di Catania CT 16 11966 371350
Gravina di Catania CT 16 25838 397188
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 16 9479 406667
Camporotondo Etneo CT 16 5023 411690
Linguaglossa CT 17 5403 417093
Aci Castello CT 17 18723 435816
Calatabiano CT 19 5308 441124
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 19 7641 448765
Biancavilla CT 19 24007 472772

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
13 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
22 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
67 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
74 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
92 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
92 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
96 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
98 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 2018-12-25
07:24:38
37.7 15.08 2 2018-12-26
14:01:01
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64243881
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-25 07:24:38 ± 0
Latitude 37.70
Longitude 15.08
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 64243881

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 64243881
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 14:01:01
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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