Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.3 on date 27-12-2018 and time 17:48:30 (Italy) in region 3 km SW Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.3 earthquake occured in region: 3 km SW Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 27-12-2018 16:48:30 (UTC)
  • 27-12-2018 17:48:30 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.67, 15.09 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 3 9517 9517
Santa Venerina CT 5 8592 18109
Trecastagni CT 6 10910 29019
Pedara CT 6 14102 43121
Viagrande CT 6 8563 51684
Milo CT 7 1087 52771
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 8 17984 70755
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 8 3524 74279
Nicolosi CT 8 7463 81742
Aci Catena CT 9 29851 111593
Acireale CT 9 52622 164215
Sant'Alfio CT 10 1582 165797
San Giovanni la Punta CT 10 23060 188857
Tremestieri Etneo CT 10 20589 209446
Valverde CT 10 7840 217286
Giarre CT 11 27659 244945
Mascalucia CT 11 31958 276903
San Gregorio di Catania CT 12 11966 288869
San Pietro Clarenza CT 12 7743 296612
Gravina di Catania CT 12 25838 322450
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 12 9479 331929
Riposto CT 12 14838 346767
Belpasso CT 13 28108 374875
Aci Castello CT 13 18723 393598
Camporotondo Etneo CT 13 5023 398621
Mascali CT 14 14282 412903
Ragalna CT 14 3924 416827
Piedimonte Etneo CT 17 3963 420790
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 17 9623 430413
Misterbianco CT 18 49410 479823
Catania CT 18 314555 794378
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 19 7641 802019
PaternĂ² CT 19 48228 850247
Biancavilla CT 20 24007 874254
Linguaglossa CT 20 5403 879657

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
9 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
18 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
70 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
71 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
89 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
93 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
94 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
95 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 1.3 2018-12-27
16:48:30
37.67 15.09 0 2018-12-27
21:00:30
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64286601
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-27 16:48:30 ± 0
Latitude 37.67
Longitude 15.09
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 64286601

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:1.3

Field Value
Value 1.3
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64286601
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-27 21:00:30
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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