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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Sicily, Italy on Monday, 24 December 2018

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - Sicily, Italy on Monday, 24 December 2018
24 Dec 16:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Date & time: Monday, 24 December 2018 16:50 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.54°N / 15.31°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) E of Acitrezza (pop: 5,000)
14 km (9 mi) SE of Vambolieri (pop: 1,500)
14 km (9 mi) E of Vambolieri II (pop: 300)
22 km (14 mi) NE of Catania (pop: 290,900)
186 km (115 mi) SE of Palermo (pop: 648,300)
540 km (336 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
Mon, 24 Dec 16:50 UTCM 4.5 / 10 kmSicily, ItalyGFZ
Mon, 24 Dec 16:50 UTCM 4.3 / 10 kmSICILY, ITALYEMSC
Mon, 24 Dec 16:50 UTCM 4.3 / 2.2 km6 Km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)INGV
2018-12-24 16:50:15 UTC (24 Dec 16:50:15 UTC)M 4.3 / 10 km- Sicily, ItalyUSGS

User reports for this quake (40)

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Santa Maria La Scala / / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cefalu / not felt : Not felt
Ficarazzi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pedara (23.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Viagrande, CT / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was sitting on my bed and it suddenly started shaking very badly ...
Nicolosi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nicolosi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
32.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
22.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania, liberta and corsa italia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The building swayed heavily. I'm on the 2nd floor. First earthquake felt in this building today that was noticeable.
Sant Agata li Battiati / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Catania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
23.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
San Gregorio di catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania (22.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Zafferana Etnea, Sicilia, Catania, Italia (24.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Acquedolci (86.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Giovanni la punta / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting down, sudden light movement on second floor of the house. Cuppords shaking and lights moving. Video available. [email protected] San Giovanni la punta.
34.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Catania (18.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
25.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Linguaglossa (37.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Motta S. Anastasia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
22.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Lavinaio, ct / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Giarre / Weak shaking (MMI III)
22.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Motta Sant' Anastasia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
20.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
22 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
GRAVINA DI CATANIA (21.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
19.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Catania (Italy, 31 km W of epicenter) : Short but strong. My bed moved (reported through EMSC)
Gravina di Catania (Italy, 29 km W of epicenter) : Terremoto Catania (reported through EMSC)
Tremestieri Etneo (Italy, 28 km W of epicenter) : Breve ma intensa scossa. Si sono mossi oggetti sugli scaffali. (reported through EMSC)
San Giovanni la Punta (Italy, 28 km W of epicenter) : Etna is in eruption (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 27 km W of epicenter) : Tremavano lampadari e mobili (reported through EMSC)
Giarre (Italy, 23 km NW of epicenter) : Il terremoto è avvenuto in modo ondulatorio per 4/5 secondi (reported through EMSC)
Acireale (Italy, 21 km W of epicenter) : The volcano, Mt Etna was very active today and it appears that the lava flow is in a new point on the mountain tonight. Earlier today it sounded like thunder coming from the volcano and lots of debris was thrown into the air (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Sicily, Italy on Monday, 24 December 2018
 

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