Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.6 on date 26-12-2018 and time 10:45:04 (UTC) in region 9 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.6 earthquake occured in region: 9 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 26-12-2018 10:45:04 (UTC)
  • 26-12-2018 11:45:04 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7, 15 at 0 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania).

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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 9 9517 9517
Ragalna CT 9 3924 13441
Nicolosi CT 10 7463 20904
Pedara CT 11 14102 35006
Milo CT 11 1087 36093
Trecastagni CT 11 10910 47003
Belpasso CT 12 28108 75111
Santa Venerina CT 12 8592 83703
Viagrande CT 13 8563 92266
Biancavilla CT 13 24007 116273
Sant'Alfio CT 14 1582 117855
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 14 7641 125496
San Pietro Clarenza CT 14 7743 133239
Camporotondo Etneo CT 15 5023 138262
Mascalucia CT 15 31958 170220
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 15 3524 173744
Tremestieri Etneo CT 15 20589 194333
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 15 17984 212317
Adrano CT 15 36122 248439
San Giovanni la Punta CT 16 23060 271499
PaternĂ² CT 16 48228 319727
Gravina di Catania CT 16 25838 345565
Aci Catena CT 16 29851 375416
Giarre CT 17 27659 403075
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 17 9479 412554
Valverde CT 17 7840 420394
Acireale CT 17 52622 473016
San Gregorio di Catania CT 18 11966 484982
Bronte CT 18 19172 504154
Riposto CT 18 14838 518992
Mascali CT 18 14282 533274
Maletto CT 19 3920 537194
Piedimonte Etneo CT 20 3963 541157
Misterbianco CT 20 49410 590567

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
17 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
23 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
76 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
86 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
89 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
93 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
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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 1.6 2018-12-26
10:45:04
37.7 15 0 2018-12-26
14:47:55
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64245981
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-26 10:45:04 ± 0
Latitude 37.70
Longitude 15.00
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 64245981

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:1.6

Field Value
Value 1.6
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64245981
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 14:47:55
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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