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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Sicily, Italy on Saturday, 6 October 2018

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - Sicily, Italy on Saturday, 6 October 2018
6 Oct 00:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Oct 6 00:41: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.5.
Date & time: Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:34 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.49°N / 15.07°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) S of Catania (pop: 290,900)
4 km (3 mi) SE of San Nullo (pop: 400)
6 km (4 mi) SW of Canalicchio (pop: 7,300)
6 km (4 mi) SE of Misterbianco (pop: 45,500)
168 km (105 mi) SE of Palermo (pop: 648,300)
536 km (333 mi) SE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 6 Oct 00:34 UTCM 4.5 / 10 kmSicily, ItalyGFZ
Sat, 6 Oct 00:34 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmSICILY, ITALYEMSC
2018-10-06 01:34:20 +01:00 (6 Oct 00:34:20 UTC)M 4.6 / 7.7 km- 2km NNW of Misterbianco, ItalyUSGS
Sat, 6 Oct 00:34 UTCM 4.8 / 8.6 km2 Km S Santa Maria Di Licodia (CT)INGV

User reports for this quake (132)

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Sante crocci / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hotel room door rattled and the floor shook!
riposto / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Acireale / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
23.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Paterno / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sant’Alfio / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was awakened by my bed shaking lightly. This one lasted longer than the one the previous night.
Sant’agata li Battiati / not felt : All 6 people in my house slept through the entire thing. Was shocked to hear the news this morning.
12.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nicolosi (15.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to the building shaking at 2.34am with the sound of things falling over in the garden.
Tremestieri Etneo (11.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Catania, Sicily, Italy / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was in bed, not yet sleeping and noticed the bed shaking a little bit for a couple of seconds
Acireale (13.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping. I woke up by it the earthquake. It was scary but still exciting. (Not the first I’ve experienced here)
Hilton Giardini Naxos (40.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Motta S. Anasrasia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Catania (2.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ragalna, casa del Fiore / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Aci Sant'Anto / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I slept in my bed and I woke up very quickly. My room was very untidy and I heard the dogs. I walked down the stairs and I opened all the doors of the house where I live. I had the fear of a new shake and I did not sleep tonight after the event.
Segreta, Belpasso / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by a loud rumbling sound which I thought was a truck passing but then realised it was an earthquake, the bed shaking and I could hear objects around the room rattling and shaking. It felt like the house was swaying and shaking at the same time. It was a little scary
Paterno, Italy / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up
16.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zafferana Etnea / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I woke up from the noise and the bed was shaking
Bronte / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Catania (2.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
CAtania via etnea / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Contracts Segreta (17.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
40.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Giardini Naxos (40.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
14.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
25.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Trecastagni / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke us up... Noise and shaking... Nothing fell over or broke... Location Trecastagni...
1.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Mascalucia, Catania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by shaking and dogs barking in the neighborhood.
Mascalucia (10.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Acireale / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up
MISTERBIANCO (6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Ho sentito muore tutto e mi sono svegliata nel pieno della notte un esperienza bruttissima (reported through our app)
Roma est / not felt
8.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ragalna / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Paternò / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pedara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was woken up by the bed shaking, my cats woke up too!
mascalucia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : ha svegliato tutti
15 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Nicolosi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gravina di Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Floridia (46.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
5.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : È sempre una brutta esperienza svegliarsi sentendo un rumore sordo è sentire che tutto ti oscilla intorno. È durato parecchi secondi (reported through our app)
BELPASSO / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was lying on the sofa, and and while stil realizing that was a quake there was a last but strong shake, all in my house felt it, but nobody is in the street. It is not the first quake I experience but feel a bit shaken
Biancavilla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The house was shaking
12.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wondered if it were an earthquake. Thats why i found this site. A bit scary, nothing harmed.
Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ragalna (19.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
6.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
6.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Via bellavista, trecastagni / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wondered if it were an earthquake. Not so heavy, but still a bit scary
7.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Ragalna (18.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Zafferena Etna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
14.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mascalucia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pedara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
SANTA TERESA DI RIVA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belpasso / Light shaking (MMI IV)
9.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Aci Catana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Just a couple quick but very noticeable jolts
Paternò (CT) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Mi ha svegliato e ho visto cadere libri e oggetti dalla libreria.....
13.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Trecastagni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Catenanuova / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woken by violent shaking and a thunderous sound
Motta Sant’Anastasia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fleri / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pedara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Motta Sant'Anastasia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Acireale / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paterno / Light shaking (MMI IV)
motta sant'anastasia (CT) / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santa Maria di Licodia / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Starkes Rütteln, Lampen fallen vom Tisch, Dauer ca 30 Sekunden
Paternò (16.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Paterno / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gravina / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up
Paternò, Sicily / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Building shake for about 10 seconds. On 4th slope of block in Catania, Sicily
16.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I cannot tell if it was a 5 or a six. It was terrifying as hell though since I never experienced one before. We are 5 people staying on vacation in sicily. It was only a few seconds long but a few porcelain vases broke and some lamps too.
7.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Hotel hat angefangen zu rütteln. Bin sofort aufgewacht. Lautes Hundegebell. Das ganze hat etwa 20 Sekunden gedauert (reported through our app)
Catania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zafferana Etnea (22.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The earthquake seemed to rock back and forth. I could also hear noise (maybe the building).
10.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Four point by sheraton catania / Weak shaking (MMI III) : At the hotel I wake up because my bed move twice.
Siracusa (53.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Arcireale / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Acitrezza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belpasso / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it and had to hold my wall unit up... I was watching the Yankee ball game .. first time ever here at my place . Belpasso
Nicolosi, Catania, Sicily / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by the bed rocking, and light tingling of dishware
7.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ibis Hotel Catania / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke from sleep, could hear cost hangers rattling. Lasted approximately 20 seconds
Nicolosi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
20.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania / Weak shaking (MMI III)
538 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
8.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Trapani (Italy, 233 km W of epicenter) : Felt on the fifth floor. It seemed like I was slightly drunk for a sec (I don't usually drink) (reported through EMSC)
Siracusa (Italy, 46 km SE of epicenter) : Dormivo e mi sono svegliato perché il letto dondolava. (reported through EMSC)
Siracusa (Italy, 45 km SE of epicenter) : Il letto ondeggiava (reported through EMSC)
Giarre (Italy, 33 km N of epicenter) : It woke me up. The bed was shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Adrano (Italy, 31 km NW of epicenter) : C'era movimento verticale del letto potevo vedere mi figli muovere un po' e ho sentito i letti sbattano. Sono cadute piccole cose leggeri. Ho notato che ha spostato un UPS. Era diversa da due anni fa. Mi ricordo che era onduloso le porte muovano quando c'era vento assente e poi senti corrente sotto terra come un treno passando. Invece oggi dopo il terremoto tante gente sono uscite dal casa e sono spostate con le loro macchine. (reported through EMSC)
Biancavilla (Italy, 29 km NW of epicenter) : Terribile scossa alle pendici dell'Etna (reported through EMSC)
Scordia (Italy, 25 km SW of epicenter) : Forte scossa che ha fatto tremare il letto! (reported through EMSC)
Acireale (Italy, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Ero all'impiedi, ma avvertito distintamente. Poi controllato lampadario e visto in leggera oscillazione. (reported through EMSC)
Pedara (Italy, 20 km N of epicenter) : Ci siamo svegliati in piena notte. Tremava tutta la casa. Solo un piccolo vaso rotto. Movimento sismico sussultorio. (reported through EMSC)
Viagrande (Italy, 19 km N of epicenter) : I woke up because of it. The bed was shaking like crazy. (reported through EMSC)
San Giovanni la Punta (Italy, 16 km N of epicenter) : Spaventoso (reported through EMSC)
Mascalucia (Italy, 15 km NW of epicenter) : Svegliato nel sonno (reported through EMSC)
Gravina di Catania (Italy, 14 km N of epicenter) : Il terremoto si é avvertito in tutta la zona del catanese, il letto ha incollato così come i lampadari .. 30 secondi di terrore.. (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 12 km NE of epicenter) : Movimento letto percepito al risveglio (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 8 km N of epicenter) : Molto lungo e l’oscillazione si è avvertita in modo chiarissimo (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 8 km N of epicenter) : una paura pazzesca (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 8 km N of epicenter) : Breve ma forte nessun danno (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 8 km N of epicenter) : Woke us up, bed was shacking (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 8 km N of epicenter) : Al 4 piano si è sentito abbastanza forte.Lampadari giocavano. Pappagalli ci sono spaventati.Uffff.Paura (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 8 km NW of epicenter) : Ero in bagno e si è mosso il water... Ma sto all'ottavo piano (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 10 km NE of epicenter) : Il più forte terremoto che abbia mai sentito (reported through EMSC)
Santa Venerina (Italy, 27 km NE of epicenter) : Mi ha svegliato durante il sonno (reported through EMSC)
Acireale (Italy, 24 km NE of epicenter) : Wake me up (reported through EMSC)
Mascalucia (Italy, 17 km N of epicenter) : Mi ha svegliato (reported through EMSC)
Tremestieri Etneo (Italy, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Avvertita nettamente con oscillazione letto e divano (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 14 km NE of epicenter) : A naso 3.5 - 4 (reported through EMSC)
Motta Sant'Anastasia (Italy, 9 km NW of epicenter) : It woke me up. (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Oscillazione letto (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 9 km NE of epicenter) : Waves while in bed (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Sicily, Italy on Saturday, 6 October 2018
 

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