Mag. 2.0 earthquake - 8 Km W Zafferana Etnea (CT) on Friday, 28 December 2018 at 02:41 (GMT)
Minor magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 2 km depth
28 Dec 03:46 UTC: First to report: INGV after 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Depth: 1.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.715°N / 15.022°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) WNW of Zafferana Etnea (pop: 9,210)
14 km (9 mi) NNE of Belpasso (Catania) (pop: 16,300)
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Biancavilla (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 23,200)
16 km (10 mi) W of Riposto (Catania) (pop: 11,700)
18 km (11 mi) ESE of Bronte (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 18,400)
19 km (12 mi) SSE of Randazzo (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 9,950)
25 km (16 mi) N of Catania (pop: 290,900)
512 km (318 mi) SSE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900)
Primary data source: INGV
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 107 joules (17.5 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 2.0||1.6 km||8 km W Zafferana Etnea (CT)||INGV|
|M 1.9||1.4 km||1.4 km N from Case del Vescovo (CT)||INGV CT|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.0, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.