Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.4 on date 26-12-2018 and time 01:52:04 (Italy) in region 8 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.4 earthquake occured in region: 8 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT), on

  • 26-12-2018 00:52:04 (UTC)
  • 26-12-2018 01:52:04 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.68, 15.02 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
Nicolosi CT 8 7463 7463
Zafferana Etnea CT 8 9517 16980
Pedara CT 8 14102 31082
Ragalna CT 9 3924 35006
Trecastagni CT 9 10910 45916
Milo CT 10 1087 47003
Viagrande CT 11 8563 55566
Santa Venerina CT 11 8592 64158
Belpasso CT 11 28108 92266
San Pietro Clarenza CT 12 7743 100009
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 13 3524 103533
Mascalucia CT 13 31958 135491
Tremestieri Etneo CT 13 20589 156080
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 13 17984 174064
Camporotondo Etneo CT 13 5023 179087
Sant'Alfio CT 13 1582 180669
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 14 7641 188310
San Giovanni la Punta CT 14 23060 211370
Biancavilla CT 14 24007 235377
Aci Catena CT 14 29851 265228
Gravina di Catania CT 14 25838 291066
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 15 9479 300545
Valverde CT 15 7840 308385
Acireale CT 15 52622 361007
PaternĂ² CT 16 48228 409235
San Gregorio di Catania CT 16 11966 421201
Giarre CT 16 27659 448860
Adrano CT 16 36122 484982
Riposto CT 17 14838 499820
Mascali CT 18 14282 514102
Misterbianco CT 18 49410 563512
Aci Castello CT 18 18723 582235
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 20 12116 594351
Bronte CT 20 19172 613523
Piedimonte Etneo CT 20 3963 617486

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
15 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
21 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
74 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
74 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
87 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
88 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
92 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Shakemap
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 200 ML 1.4 2018-12-26
00:52:04
37.69 15.02 0 2018-12-26
03:39:59
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64231721
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-26 00:52:04 ± 0
Latitude 37.69
Longitude 15.02
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 64231721

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:1.4

Field Value
Value 1.4
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64231721
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 03:39:59
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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