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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Sicily, Italy on Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Sicily, Italy on Wednesday, 26 December 2018
26 Dec 02:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 26 December 2018 02:19 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.51°N / 15.24°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SE of Acitrezza (pop: 5,000)
10 km (6 mi) SE of Aci Castello (pop: 17,600)
10 km (6 mi) SE of Vambolieri II (pop: 300)
15 km (9 mi) E of Catania (pop: 290,900)
181 km (113 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: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 26 Dec 02:19 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmSicily, ItalyGFZ
Wed, 26 Dec 02:19 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmSICILY, ITALYEMSC
Wed, 26 Dec 02:19 UTCM 4.8 / 1.2 km2 Km N Viagrande (CT)INGV
2018-12-26 03:19:14 +01:00 (26 Dec 02:19:14 UTC)M 5.0 / 1 km- 2km ENE of Trecastagni, ItalyUSGS
Wed, 26 Dec 02:19 UTCM 4.8 / 1.7 km0.5 Km NW From Lavinaio (CT)INGV CT
Wed, 26 Dec 02:19 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmItalijaSSS

User reports for this quake (169)

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31.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Catania (12.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Acireale (14.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
1054.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
17.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
12.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
30 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
12.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
12.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
19.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking at the 8th floor in the center of Catania. Very scarring!!!
19.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
Sigonella, Italy / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Catania (14.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Linguaglossa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We all wake up at 3:20 CET
Sant'Agata li Battiati (13.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I have a 50 years experience of earthquakes: not scared but this was the more strong volcanic quake I never felt.
19.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Paterno / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Aci Catena / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us from our sleep. The bed was shaking. When over we checked inside the rest of the house. No damage. Looked quickly outside didn't see damage.
Mondello (171.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lying in bed watching a movie and felt the whole bed shake for a good 5 seconds around 3:20 am
Acireale / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ça a bien bougé, c'était impressionnant.
Montargano (30.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Nicilosi / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
13.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Enna / not felt
Pedara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We sure felt it everything was shanking, didn’t last long but a scary experience! Much heather then on Christmas Eva
Catania, Sicily / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The bed was shaking quite severely so I woke up. No paintings fell off from the wall and nothing in particular fell.
Belpasso / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed and house were shaking
Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Catania. Strong But schort
Mascalucia (20.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zafferana, Sicily / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking Glass lamps broke Stones from the building came off
13.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
13.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened to moderate shaking. Building was making well defined noises.
Casa mia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania (13.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
20.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Peninsi, Acireale / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Broken plates, glasses, Christmas tree fell off, shelfs of the walls fell off, cracks on road asphalt
27.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Nähe Hafen von Catania (13.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Es war für mich das erste mal, dass ich von einem Erdbeben geweckt wurde. Bin sofort vom 4. Stock zur Straße gerannt. Kommt hoffentlich nicht noch einmal. (reported through our app)
Nearly port of Catania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Acireale (14.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bremerhaven germany / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I woke up in the night be because bed felt like swimming on waves.toddlers woke up short time Bremerhaven Germany...Wish you a blessed new year.(it's my first smartphone) the
9.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Belpasso / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
17.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : È mancata la luce, ci siamo svegliati tutti. MMI IV (Light shaking) (reported through our app)
18.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Having felt the one at 1am, I was kind of expecting this one to happen. It felt extremely strong. The walls were shaking, things fell down, people ran out. The electricity dropped.
18.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Catania (17.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
12.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
30.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
37.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Linguaglossa (reported through our app)
Catania / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Extreemly strong shaking shelfs fell off, lots of / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Kitchen-  broken glass (public domain)Road outside (public domain)
trecastagni uno scossone bello forte 10 secondo. (18.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Lentini (31.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Acireale / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened with shaking, plaster coming off walls, cracks in walls, items fell down, dresser drawers opened.
San Gregorio / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Whole house creeking from ground movement
Nicolosi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Riposto (24.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened from bed, moved from earthquake. Strong tremor. Hanged light moved (reported through our app)
CATANIA (12.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was working at my desk and jumped up as soon as it started then only realized it wasn’t my car causing a ruckus. Lightly flapping balcony door, couldn’t walk straight the first two steps, felt the house shaking for a few seconds
24.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Zafferana Etnea, Sicilia, Catania, Italia (23.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Acireale (16.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Many pictures fall off wall. Bottles fall over. Loud noises.
Catania (18.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Aci S. Antonio, CT / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
25.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awekened by the shaking
15.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : La scossa mi ha svegliato x movim. Ondulat.del Letto. Due quadri caduti e piccoli soprammobili (reported through our app)
Sigonella / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Vaccarizzo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Valverde (13.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Aci Trezza / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
St agata li Battiati / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Aci Castello (9.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
37.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : È riuscito a svegliarmi nel sonno (reported through our app)
16.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
13.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Catania (13.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Aci Castello (CT) / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up. Electrical power inoperative
28.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Trecastagni (19.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Acireale / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was very strong. Neighbors TV fell off shelf. Some glasses broke.
19.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Aci Castello / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Aci Sant'Antonio, CT / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The room felt like shaking first and then swaying for about 10-15 seconds.
Misterbianco / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Catania (11.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sant Agata li Battiati / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania duca degli Abruzzi 42c / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sigonella base / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
30 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Paternò / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke from sleep
Paternò / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The bed was moving and objects shaking in the house
. / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
CATANIA (12.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
9.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt light shaking and heard house creaking. I would say it lasted about 5 seconds. I had been sleeping and it woke me up.
Acireale (15 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
32.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania Italy (12.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone felt it, slightly difficult to move during the event. People on social networks are mostly worried and concerned about a possible new one.
Catania / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
19.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Acicastello / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Agrigento / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gravina di Catania fasano (15.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scossa di circa 10 secondi tale da svegliarmi (reported through our app)
Catania / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It woke me up from my sleep and made my TV rattle. I had to check to see if there really was an earthquake.
18.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
20.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ficarazzi (11.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Catania centro (15 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A Casa mia ha iniziato a muoversi tutto per circa 5 secondi (reported through our app)
Acireale / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Canalicchio / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pedara (18 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Catania Italy (12.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken by prolonged shaking of bed floor walls and cries of alarm from other hotel guests - heard sirens briefly - too dark to see any damage
15.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Belpasso / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sigonella / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nicolosi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Catania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
11.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 1 Heavy jolt followed by about 15 seconds of moderate shaking
Belpasso (27.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Vampolieri / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Paternò (CT) (29.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
NAS 2 Sigonella / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Near Motta San Anastasia (61.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nicolosi (CT) / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sant'Agata lì battiati / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
12.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
16.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ragusa (83 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting in bed, trying to fall asleep. Bed shook for 1 second and walls of my house made a slight cracking noise. My legs felt very light and tingly.
San Giovanni la punta / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Catania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Building felt moving slowly lasted 10 seconds estimated
12 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
21 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
16.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
15.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
13.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Acitrezza / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke my ass up
Via palermo (82.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Aci Catena (Italy, 4 km E of epicenter) : Strong earthquake. Quite long around 6-7 seconds. Everything was shaking really strong. We left our place until 6am.. still shaking of scare (reported through EMSC)
Valletta (Malta, 199 km S of epicenter) : The bed was shaking and it was felt here in Malta (reported through EMSC)
Motta Sant'Anastasia (Italy, 14 km SW of epicenter) : Sembrava che stavo dentro una giostraLa scossa è stata molto forte tra 4.9 a 5.1Motta sant'Anastasia piano tavola misterbiancoBelpasso e altri paesi (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 12 km S of epicenter) : Woke during the night. Doors slammed, bed shook. Windows rattled. (reported through EMSC)
Viagrande (Italy, 1 km S of epicenter) : Sono caduti quadri ed oggetti!!! (reported through EMSC)
Lentini (Italy, 32 km SW of epicenter) : Was laying on my bed on wheels in the third floor and it started moving back and forth for about 15 seonds (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 13 km W of epicenter) : Catania center, earthquake was felt. Ceiling lamps shaking. Ground floor. Dome square (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 13 km W of epicenter) : Non è caduto niente, la plafoniera dondolava molto forte per essere al primo piano. (reported through EMSC)
Aci Catena (Italy, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Beeing here for Christmas, never Felt a Earthquake before, it was very scarry and Strong. Many Car Alarms went off, Things in the house felt down, Everything was shaking (reported through EMSC)
Paternò (Italy, 32 km W of epicenter) : A Paternò si è percepita molto forte. Tremiamo di paura. (reported through EMSC)
Giarre (Italy, 23 km NW of epicenter) : Ho sentito il terremoto più forte di ieri, ci siamo tenuti pronti a scappare. (reported through EMSC)
Pedara (Italy, 21 km NW of epicenter) : sentito abbastanza forte (reported through EMSC)
Pedara (Italy, 21 km NW of epicenter) : At 03:18 am, This one was bad and shook very strong. (reported through EMSC)
Mascalucia (Italy, 19 km W of epicenter) : Forte (reported through EMSC)
Mascalucia (Italy, 19 km W of epicenter) : Forte scossa. Mancata energia elettrica in zona per qualche minuto (reported through EMSC)
Gravina di Catania (Italy, 18 km W of epicenter) : Strong noise, bed moving, lamp moving. This was really strong (reported through EMSC)
Gravina di Catania (Italy, 18 km W of epicenter) : Ci ha svegliati al secondo piano. Caduto qualche quadro. (reported through EMSC)
Gravina di Catania (Italy, 17 km W of epicenter) : Di sto passu, semu pessi (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 17 km W of epicenter) : Mi ha svegliato (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 17 km W of epicenter) : we were sleeping. the earthquake woke us up. Everything was crunching (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 17 km W of epicenter) : I feel it but not so hard and the earthquake had a couple of seconds (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 17 km W of epicenter) : Tremava tutto , sono caduti anche gli oggetti (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 17 km W of epicenter) : Molto forte. Avvertito indistintamente. Movimento ondulatorio (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 16 km W of epicenter) : Svegliati in piena notte.i (reported through EMSC)
San Giovanni la Punta (Italy, 16 km NW of epicenter) : It was strong!!! I am still afraid.. (reported through EMSC)
Aci Bonaccorsi (Italy, 16 km NW of epicenter) : Some things fell down, everybody ran out. This was so scary. (reported through EMSC)
Catania (Italy, 16 km W of epicenter) : Sentito abbastanza forte, per una casa singola al primo piano... (reported through EMSC)
San Giovanni la Punta (Italy, 15 km W of epicenter) : Distintamente sentito mentre che ero a letto. Infisso scricchiolava e il letto si muoveva. (reported through EMSC)
San Gregorio di Catania (Italy, 14 km W of epicenter) : Si è sentita molto forte (reported through EMSC)
Aci Castello (Italy, 11 km W of epicenter) : the bed was slightly shaking and then the glasses and stuff in the room were all shaking and it felt like we were on a boat going over some massive waves (reported through EMSC)
Aci Trezza (Italy, 10 km NW of epicenter) : Was thedecent one. (reported through EMSC)
Acitrezza (Italy, 10 km NW of epicenter) : woke us up and went on for a bit. The lamp on the roof was swaying a lot. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Sicily, Italy on Wednesday, 26 December 2018
 

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