Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - 2 km northwest of Sant\'Alfio, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 04:45 (GMT) -
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Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 6 km depth
17 Sep 04:59 UTC: First to report: INGV after 13 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Sep 2020 04:45:40 UTC -
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.756°N / 15.123°E (Catania, Sizilien, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (11 km / 7 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) W of Puntalazzo (pop: 382) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) NW of Giarre (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NNW of Acireale (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) N of San Giovanni la Punta (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Mascalucia (Catania) (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NE of Belpasso (Catania) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNE of Gravina di Catania (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) N of Aci Castello (pop: 17,600) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) ESE of Palermo (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (318 mi) SSE of Rome (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 2.2||6 km||2 Km NW Sant'Alfio (CT), Italy||INGV|
|M 2.2||6 km||Sicily, Italy||EMSC|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.2, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.