Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.8 on date 18-12-2022 and time 06:04:29 (Italy) in region 5 km N Ragalna (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.8 earthquake occured in region: 5 km N Ragalna (CT), on

  • 18-12-2022 05:04:29 (UTC)
  • 18-12-2022 06:04:29 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.6740, 14.9250 at 3 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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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
Ragalna CT 5 3924 3924
Biancavilla CT 6 24007 27931
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 7 7641 35572
Adrano CT 8 36122 71694
Belpasso CT 10 28108 99802
PaternĂ² CT 11 48228 148030
Nicolosi CT 11 7463 155493
Pedara CT 14 14102 169595
Camporotondo Etneo CT 14 5023 174618
San Pietro Clarenza CT 14 7743 182361
Trecastagni CT 15 10910 193271
Bronte CT 15 19172 212443
Mascalucia CT 16 31958 244401
Zafferana Etnea CT 16 9517 253918
Viagrande CT 17 8563 262481
Tremestieri Etneo CT 17 20589 283070
Centuripe EN 17 5470 288540
Gravina di Catania CT 17 25838 314378
Milo CT 18 1087 315465
Maletto CT 18 3920 319385
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 18 3524 322909
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 18 12116 335025
Misterbianco CT 18 49410 384435
San Giovanni la Punta CT 18 23060 407495
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 19 9479 416974
Santa Venerina CT 19 8592 425566
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 19 17984 443550

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
22 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
24 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
76 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
79 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
80 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
80 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
87 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
90 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
92 Km N of Modica (54633 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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 1.8 2022-12-18
05:04:29
37.6738 14.9248 3 2024-03-01
15:28:26
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 118367141
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 1.8 2022-12-18
05:04:28
37.67 14.936 0 2023-06-13
13:40:08
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 112910911
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-12-18 05:04:29 ± 0.19
Latitude 37.6738 ± 0.0135
Longitude 14.9248 ± 0.0125
Depth (km) 3 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 118367141

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1520
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1070
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 11
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1520.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 97
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 15
Number of defining phases 15
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.48
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.01529
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.16727
Number of stations at which the event was observed 11
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 11
Magnitudes information

ML:1.8

Field Value
Value 1.8
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 118367141
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2023-06-13 13:39:46

ML:1.8

Field Value
Value 1.8
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 112910911
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-12-18 05:16:36
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance(km) Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.EPZF.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:33.62 0.3 undecidable manual P 340 17.6712 100 0.83 59
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2022-12-18T05:04:33.30 0.3 undecidable manual P 8 16.4724 101 0.75 61
IV.ESPC.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:33.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 77 9.2796 109 1.21 33
IV.EVRN.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:32.89 0.3 undecidable manual P 85 18.5703 100 -0.08 74
IV.ESPC.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:31.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 77 9.2796 109 0.07 100
IV.ESML.HNZ. 2022-12-18T05:04:31.11 0.1 undecidable manual P 213 7.3815 114 0.31 95
IV.ESCV.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:31.56 0.6 undecidable manual P 310 12.5763 104 -0.23 48
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2022-12-18T05:04:31.65 0.1 positive manual P 119 9.6792 108 0.41 93
IV.ECZM.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:30.89 0.3 undecidable manual P 344 6.5934 116 0.22 73
IV.EMPL.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:30.83 0.6 undecidable manual S 82 3.996 129 -0.15 50
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2022-12-18T05:04:30.04 0.6 undecidable manual S 323 1.6983 152 -0.42 47
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2022-12-18T05:04:30.93 0.6 undecidable manual S 64 4.8951 124 -0.28 48
IV.EMPL.HHN. 2022-12-18T05:04:29.69 0.1 undecidable manual P 82 3.996 129 -0.54 91
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2022-12-18T05:04:29.11 0.1 undecidable manual P 323 1.6983 152 -0.81 81
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2022-12-18T05:04:29.77 0.1 undecidable manual P 64 4.8951 124 -0.59 89
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.EVRN.HNN. ML:1.8 0.0006075 0.74 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:37.60
IV.EVRN.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0006419999999999999 1.32 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:39.75
IV.ESCV.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0007505 0.82 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:40.60
IV.ESCV.HHN. ML:1.7 0.0006964999999999999 0.34 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:40.67
IV.EVRN.HHE. ML:1.8 0.0005935000000000001 0.5 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:41.30
IV.EVRN.HNE. ML:1.8 0.0005665000000000001 0.54 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:41.31
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000742 0.88 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:45.68
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:1.8 0.0005600000000000001 1.06 AML other m 2022-12-18T05:04:45.15
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