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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 9 km southwest of Linguaglossa, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 23:50 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 9 km southwest of Linguaglossa, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 23:50 GMT Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 9 km southwest of Linguaglossa, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 23:50 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 2 km depth

9 Jan 00:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 25 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 8, 2019 23:50:34 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.8°N / 15.05°E (Catania, Sicily, Italy)
Antipode37.8°S / 164.95°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoEtna (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (5 mi) S of Solicchiata (Sicily) (pop: 569) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) NW of Giarre (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 24,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Acireale (Sicilia) (pop: 49,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NE of Adrano (Provincia di Catania, Sicilia) (pop: 34,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) N of Mascalucia (Catania, Sicilia) (pop: 29,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Paternò (Sicily) (pop: 46,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) N of Misterbianco (Sicily) (pop: 45,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) N of Catania (Sicilia) (pop: 290,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (96 mi) ESE of Palerm (Sicily) (pop: 648,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
504 km (313 mi) SSE of Rome (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.12.2 km10 km NW Milo (CT)INGV


Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 253 km / 157 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Castrocucco, Italy: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (7)

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Lancashire, uk / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Roma parco de Medici 486 km dall "epicentro / not felt
San Giovanni la punta (25.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was woken by what sounded and felt like a boom that rattled the house.  
catania / not felt
Linguaglossa (catania) (8.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Stavo dormendo quando ho sentito il letto tremare,svegliandomi. La scossa è stata breve ma intensa, non ci sono danni strutturali o altro (reported through our app)  
Linguaglossa, Catania, Sicily (9.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mascalucia (Italy, 26 km S of epicenter) : Durato meno di un secondo (reported through EMSC)  

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