Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.9 on date 25-12-2018 and time 08:30:24 (UTC) in region 5 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.9 earthquake occured in region: 5 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 25-12-2018 08:30:24 (UTC)
  • 25-12-2018 09:30:24 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.71, 15.04 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 6 9517 9517
Milo CT 7 1087 10604
Santa Venerina CT 9 8592 19196
Sant'Alfio CT 10 1582 20778
Pedara CT 10 14102 34880
Trecastagni CT 11 10910 45790
Nicolosi CT 11 7463 53253
Viagrande CT 12 8563 61816
Giarre CT 13 27659 89475
Ragalna CT 13 3924 93399
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 14 17984 111383
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 14 3524 114907
Riposto CT 14 14838 129745
Mascali CT 14 14282 144027
Belpasso CT 14 28108 172135
Aci Catena CT 15 29851 201986
Tremestieri Etneo CT 15 20589 222575
Mascalucia CT 15 31958 254533
Acireale CT 15 52622 307155
San Giovanni la Punta CT 15 23060 330215
San Pietro Clarenza CT 15 7743 337958
Piedimonte Etneo CT 16 3963 341921
Camporotondo Etneo CT 16 5023 346944
Valverde CT 16 7840 354784
Gravina di Catania CT 17 25838 380622
Linguaglossa CT 17 5403 386025
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 17 9479 395504
San Gregorio di Catania CT 17 11966 407470
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 17 9623 417093
Biancavilla CT 17 24007 441100
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 17 7641 448741
Aci Castello CT 19 18723 467464
PaternĂ² CT 19 48228 515692
Adrano CT 19 36122 551814

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
15 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
23 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
70 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
76 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
90 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
92 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
96 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
98 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
100 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 1.9 2018-12-25
08:30:24
37.71 15.05 0 2018-12-26
14:10:20
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64244311
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-25 08:30:24 ± 0
Latitude 37.71
Longitude 15.05
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 64244311

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:1.9

Field Value
Value 1.9
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64244311
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 14:10:20
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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