Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.7 on date 29-11-2023 and time 19:14:21 (UTC) in region 2 km W Bronte (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.7 earthquake occured in region: 2 km W Bronte (CT), on

  • 29-11-2023 19:14:21 (UTC)
  • 29-11-2023 20:14:21 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7840, 14.8160 at 7 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
Bronte CT 2 19172 19172
Maletto CT 7 3920 23092
Maniace CT 9 3765 26857
CesarĂ² ME 11 2439 29296
San Teodoro ME 13 1403 30699
Adrano CT 14 36122 66821
Randazzo CT 16 10900 77721
Biancavilla CT 17 24007 101728
Troina EN 19 9373 111101
Centuripe EN 19 5470 116571
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 20 980 117551
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 20 7641 125192

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
36 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
39 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
74 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
79 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
81 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
91 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
94 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Vittoria (63339 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
ML 1.7 2023-11-29
37.784 14.816 7 2023-11-29
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 123565741
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2023-11-29 19:14:21
Latitude 37.7840
Longitude 14.8160
Depth (km) 7 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT#SeismPicker_SO-OE
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 123565741


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
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) 900.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 226
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) 0.15
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


Field Value
Value 1.7
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 123565741
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2023-11-29 19:25:42
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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