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Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - 1 Km N Milo (CT) (Italy) on Friday, 18 October 2019

Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake  - 1 Km N Milo (CT) (Italy) on Friday, 18 October 2019
18 Oct 01:22 UTC: First to report: INGV after 16 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 18 October 2019 01:06 UTC
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 8.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.734°N / 15.114°E (Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km (0 mi) SE of Fornazzo (pop: 200)
1 km (1 mi) N of Milo (pop: 600)
1 km (1 mi) NW of Praino (pop: 100)
27 km (17 mi) N of Catania (pop: 290,900)
162 km (101 mi) SE of Palermo (pop: 648,300)
513 km (319 mi) SE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900)
Primary data source: INGV
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 18 Oct 01:06 UTCM 3.3 / 8.9 km1 Km N Milo (CT) (Italy)INGV
Fri, 18 Oct 01:06 UTCM 3.2 / 4 km3.2 Sicily, ItalyEMSC

User reports for this quake (17)

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1.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I wake up and feld the bed moving and heared the house
Hotel Etna Giarre Sicily / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Land of dreams / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We werden er wakker van. Het bed schudde en de deur rammelde.
Zafferana Etnea (5.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My wife and I both woke up a few minutes after 3am from the shaking. The bed and furniture were shaking around. It probably lasted 5 - 10 seconds. Exciting to experience.
Sant’Alfio / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up this night approximately at 3:10 CET by the sound of vibrating cupboards and doors. My wife and daughter slept in next room and did not wake up. We’re on holiday here - which is fantastic.
Hotel Etna Giarre Sicily / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
11.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santa Venerina / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Santa Venerina / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Giarre / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lying in bed and wondering if bed Currently on holiday here. Bed was shaking 'though my husband was sleeping and not moving.
Santa venerina / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gravina di Catania / not felt
4.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Giarre / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Aci Sant'Antonio (10.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
8.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Zafferana Etnea (Italy, 6 km SW of epicenter) : 1 bang vibration that lasted 1/2 seconds (reported through EMSC)

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Minor mag. 3.3 earthquake - 1 Km N Milo (CT) (Italy) on Friday, 18 October 2019

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