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Mag. 1.8 quake - Province of Messina, 23 km northeast of Bronte, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 04:36 am (Rome time) -

A light magnitude 1.8 earthquake hit near Vulcano island, Italy, in the early morning of Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 at 4.36 am local time (Europe/Rome GMT +2). The quake had a very shallow depth of 5.2 km (3.2 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 1.8 quake - Province of Messina, 23 km northeast of Bronte, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 04:36 am (Rome time) Mag. 1.8 quake - Province of Messina, 23 km northeast of Bronte, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 04:36 am (Rome time)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

29 Nov 02:48 UTC: First to report: INGV after 11 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2023 02:36:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 04:36 am (Europe/Rome GMT +2)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude1.8
Depth5.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.9423°N / 15.0043°E Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Seismic antipode37.9423°S / 164.996°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoEtna (21 km / 13 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 13.2°C (56 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Roccella Valdemone, a town with 691 inhabitants in Italy, in 1.2 km (0.7 mi) distance southeast of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. In the capital of  Italy, Rome, 488 km (303 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
1 km (1 mi)
SE of epicenter
Roccella Valdemone
(pop: 691)
II: Very weak
Province of Messina, Sicily
9 km (6 mi)
N of epicenter
Montalbano Elicona
(pop: 1,450)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
13 km (8 mi)
E of epicenter
Francavilla di Sicilia
(pop: 3,870)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
19 km (12 mi)
NW of epicenter
Tortorici
(pop: 3,310)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
19 km (12 mi)
W of epicenter
Maniace
(pop: 3,540)
I: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
21 km (13 mi)
N of epicenter
Falcone
(pop: 2,510)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
23 km (14 mi)
SW of epicenter
Bronte
(pop: 18,400)
I: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
23 km (14 mi)
N of epicenter
Patti
(pop: 9,320)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
26 km (16 mi)
SE of epicenter
Naxos
(pop: 6,800)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
29 km (18 mi)
SE of epicenter
Giarre
(pop: 24,100)
I: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
29 km (18 mi)
SE of epicenter
Riposto
(pop: 11,700)
I: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
29 km (18 mi)
NE of epicenter
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
(pop: 34,600)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
32 km (20 mi)
E of epicenter
Santa Teresa di Riva
(pop: 7,980)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
33 km (20 mi)
NW of epicenter
Capo d'Orlando
(pop: 12,000)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
34 km (21 mi)
SW of epicenter
Adrano
(pop: 34,400)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
35 km (22 mi)
NW of epicenter
Sant'Agata
(pop: 9,920)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
35 km (22 mi)
S of epicenter
Biancavilla
(pop: 23,200)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
36 km (22 mi)
S of epicenter
Pedara
(pop: 12,100)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
37 km (23 mi)
S of epicenter
Trecastagni
(pop: 10,100)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
37 km (23 mi)
NE of epicenter
Milazzo
(pop: 31,800)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
39 km (24 mi)
S of epicenter
Aci Sant'Antonio
(pop: 10,400)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
39 km (24 mi)
S of epicenter
Belpasso
(pop: 16,300)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
40 km (25 mi)
S of epicenter
Acireale
(pop: 49,500)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
40 km (25 mi)
SW of epicenter
Troina
(pop: 9,080)
: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
41 km (26 mi)
S of epicenter
Mascalucia
(pop: 29,900)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
41 km (26 mi)
S of epicenter
San Giovanni la Punta
(pop: 22,000)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
42 km (26 mi)
E of epicenter
Guidomandri Marina
(pop: 1,740)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
42 km (26 mi)
S of epicenter
Tremestieri Etneo
(pop: 13,700)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
43 km (27 mi)
S of epicenter
Paternò
(pop: 46,000)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
43 km (27 mi)
S of epicenter
Gravina di Catania
(pop: 26,500)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
45 km (28 mi)
S of epicenter
Aci Castello
(pop: 17,600)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
46 km (28 mi)
NE of epicenter
Spadafora
(pop: 4,550)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
46 km (28 mi)
SW of epicenter
Regalbuto
(pop: 6,810)
: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
47 km (29 mi)
S of epicenter
Misterbianco
(pop: 45,500)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
47 km (29 mi)
W of epicenter
Capizzi
(pop: 3,180)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
50 km (31 mi)
SW of epicenter
Catenanuova
(pop: 4,450)
: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
50 km (31 mi)
S of epicenter
Catania
(pop: 290,900)
: Not felt
Sicily
56 km (35 mi)
NE of epicenter
Messina
(pop: 219,900)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
148 km (92 mi)
W of epicenter
Palermo
(pop: 648,300)
: Not felt
Sicily
488 km (303 mi)
NW of epicenter
Rome
(pop: 2,318,900)
: Not felt
Latium
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 1.8, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2023-11-29
Epicenter Agency
1.8 5.2 km
3.2 mi
02:36:55 1 Km NW Roccella Valdemone (ME) INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Wied Dalam, Malta (WDD/MN network) | Distance from quake: 238 km / 148 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Wied Dalam, Malta: 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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