Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 7.3 km northwest of Zafferana Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 12:08 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 7.3 km northwest of Zafferana Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 12:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 2 km depth

24 Dec 12:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Dec 24, 2018 12:08:55 UTC
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.72°N / 15.04°E (Catania, Sicily, Italy)
Antipode: 37.72°S / 164.96°W
Nearest volcano: Etna (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) NW of Albergo Belvedere (Sicily) (pop: 46) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) W of Giarre (Provincia di Catania, Sicily) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) N of Mascalucia (Catania, Sicily) (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NW of Acireale (Sicily) (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Adrano (Provincia di Catania, Sicily) (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NE of Paternò (Sicily) (pop: 46,000) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) N of Misterbianco (Sicily) (pop: 45,500) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) N of Catania (Sicily) (pop: 290,900) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Palermo (Sicily) (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) SSE of loma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.02 km SICILY, ITALYEMSC
4.02.1 km6 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)INGV

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Cerza, Catania, Sicily (21 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting on couch, felt like rocking. Hanging window blind chains swung. An open window moved. Only noticed it 2 times during the day.  
Paterno / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Catania (21.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Door swinging back and forth for a few seconds. Building swayed a little  
Ragalna, Sicily (12.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting outside on balcony facing north. House and outhouse began shaking. Items inside were clingy together but no damage to items or structures.  
Giarre, Catania, Sicily (12.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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