Gaggi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - 9.3 km northwest of Giarre, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, 8 May 2021 at 18:20 (GMT) -
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Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 6 km depth
8 May 18:31 UTC: First to report: INGV after 11 minutes.
Depth: 6.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.771°N / 15.094°E (Catania, Sicily, Italy)
Nearest volcano: Etna (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) W of Montargano (pop: 48) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) WNW of Giarre (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NNW of Acireale (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) N of San Giovanni la Punta (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) N of Mascalucia (Catania) (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) E of Bronte (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) N of Gravina di Catania (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NE of Biancavilla (Provincia di Catania) (pop: 23,200) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ESE of Palerme (pop: 648,300) --> See nearby quakes!
509 km (316 mi) SSE of Roma (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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|2.2||6.2 km||5 Km NW Sant'Alfio (CT), Italy||INGV|
|2.2||6 km||SICILY, ITALY||EMSC|
User reports for this quake (1)At magnitude 2.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.