Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.1 on date 18-05-2024 and time 16:30:16 (UTC) in region 2 km NE Ragalna (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.1 earthquake occured in region: 2 km NE Ragalna (CT), on

  • 18-05-2024 16:30:16 (UTC)
  • 18-05-2024 18:30:16 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.6440, 14.9490 at 3 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
Ragalna CT 2 3924 3924
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 6 7641 11565
Belpasso CT 6 28108 39673
Biancavilla CT 7 24007 63680
Nicolosi CT 8 7463 71143
PaternĂ² CT 8 48228 119371
Camporotondo Etneo CT 10 5023 124394
Pedara CT 10 14102 138496
San Pietro Clarenza CT 10 7743 146239
Adrano CT 10 36122 182361
Trecastagni CT 12 10910 193271
Mascalucia CT 12 31958 225229
Tremestieri Etneo CT 13 20589 245818
Viagrande CT 14 8563 254381
Gravina di Catania CT 14 25838 280219
Misterbianco CT 15 49410 329629
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 15 12116 341745
San Giovanni la Punta CT 15 23060 364805
Zafferana Etnea CT 15 9517 374322
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 15 9479 383801
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 15 3524 387325
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 16 17984 405309
San Gregorio di Catania CT 17 11966 417275
Valverde CT 17 7840 425115
Milo CT 17 1087 426202
Santa Venerina CT 18 8592 434794
Aci Catena CT 18 29851 464645
Centuripe EN 18 5470 470115
Bronte CT 19 19172 489287
Acireale CT 20 52622 541909
Catania CT 20 314555 856464
Aci Castello CT 20 18723 875187

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
20 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
20 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
72 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
80 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
80 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
81 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
82 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
85 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
89 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
89 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 2.1 2024-05-18
16:30:16
37.644 14.949 3 2024-05-18
16:50:13
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 127869441
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2024-05-18 16:30:16
Latitude 37.6440
Longitude 14.9490
Depth (km) 3 (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 127869441

Uncertainty

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) 200.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 69
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) 0.25
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:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 127869441
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-05-18 16:50:13
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