Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 26-12-2018 and time 03:26:08 (Italy) in region 3 km SW Zafferana Etnea (CT)

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

  • 26-12-2018 02:26:08 (UTC)
  • 26-12-2018 03:26:08 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.6790, 15.0720 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 6 8592 18109
Milo CT 6 1087 19196
Trecastagni CT 7 10910 30106
Pedara CT 7 14102 44208
Viagrande CT 8 8563 52771
Nicolosi CT 8 7463 60234
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 9 17984 78218
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 10 3524 81742
Sant'Alfio CT 10 1582 83324
Aci Catena CT 10 29851 113175
Acireale CT 11 52622 165797
Tremestieri Etneo CT 11 20589 186386
San Giovanni la Punta CT 11 23060 209446
Giarre CT 12 27659 237105
Mascalucia CT 12 31958 269063
Valverde CT 12 7840 276903
San Pietro Clarenza CT 12 7743 284646
Belpasso CT 13 28108 312754
Ragalna CT 13 3924 316678
San Gregorio di Catania CT 13 11966 328644
Riposto CT 13 14838 343482
Gravina di Catania CT 13 25838 369320
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 13 9479 378799
Camporotondo Etneo CT 14 5023 383822
Mascali CT 14 14282 398104
Aci Castello CT 15 18723 416827
Piedimonte Etneo CT 17 3963 420790
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 18 9623 430413
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 18 7641 438054
Biancavilla CT 18 24007 462061
Misterbianco CT 18 49410 511471
PaternĂ² CT 19 48228 559699
Linguaglossa CT 19 5403 565102
Catania CT 20 314555 879657

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
11 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
20 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
71 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
72 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
89 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
91 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)
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Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 2.3 2018-12-26
02:26:08
37.679 15.072 0 2018-12-26
03:44:38
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64231901
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-26 02:26:08 ± 0
Latitude 37.6790
Longitude 15.0720
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 64231901

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) 0.0
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 0.0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64231901
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 03:44:38
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