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Sismo leggero mag. 3.6 - 2.5 km a sud da Paternò, Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italia, giovedì, 22 set 2022 04:21 (GMT +2) -

Sismo leggero mag. 3.6 - 2.5 km a sud da Paternò, Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italia, giovedì, 22 set 2022 04:21 (GMT +2) Sismo leggero mag. 3.6 - 2.5 km a sud da Paternò, Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italia, giovedì, 22 set 2022 04:21 (GMT +2)

Sismo leggero magnitudine 3.6 a 9.6 km di profondità

22 Sep 02:23 UTC: Primo a segnalare: EMSC dopo 2 minuti.
22 Sep 02:55: Ora utilizzando nuova fonte di dati: INGV
Update Thu, 22 Sep 2022, 02:48

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Paternò, Catania, Sicily, Italy

3.8 quake 22 Sep 4:21 am (GMT +2)
3.8 quake 22 Sep 4:21 am (GMT +2)
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake near Paternò, Catania, Sicily, Italy, was reported only 27 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, at 4:21 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.7. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 3.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Giaconia (pop. 390) located 1 km from the epicenter, and Paternò (pop. 46,000) 1 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Belpasso (pop. 16,300) located 7 km from the epicenter, Misterbianco (pop. 45,500) 10 km away, Biancavilla (pop. 23,200) 10 km away, Mascalucia (pop. 29,900) 12 km away, Adrano (pop. 34,400) 13 km away, and Catania (pop. 290,900) 16 km away.

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Dettagli del sismo

Data e ora22 Sep 2022 02:21:27 UTC -
Ora locale all'epicentrogiovedì, 22 set 2022 04:21 (GMT +2)
Prof.9.6 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine37.545°N / 14.909°E (Provincia di Catania, Sicilia, Italia)
Antipodo37.545°S / 165.091°W
Intensità di scuotimentoScuotimento debole
Sentito16 rapporti
Fonte dati primariaINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Vulcano più vicinoEtna (24 km / 15 mi)
Luoghi vicini2 km SSO da Giaconia (pop: 387) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
2 km SSE da Paternò (pop: 46,000) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
9 km ONO da Misterbianco (pop: 45,500) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
13 km OSO da Mascalucia (Catania, Sicilia) (pop: 29,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
15 km SSE da Adrano (Provincia di Catania, Sicilia) (pop: 34,400) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
15 km ONO da Catania (Sicilia) (pop: 290,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
153 km ESE da Palermo (pop: 648,300) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
525 km SSE da Roma (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
Meteo all'epicentro al momento del sismoBroken Clouds 20.3°C (69 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ENE
Energia sismica rilasciata stimata1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 MWh, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
3.69.6 kmItaly: 4 Km S Paternò (CT)INGV
3.85 kmSicily, ItalyRaspberryShake
3.710 kmItaly: 469 Km WSW From OthonoiNOA
3.610 kmItaly: Paterno / ItalienZAMG


Seismic station: Celeste, Italy (CEL/MN network) | Distance from quake: 117 km / 73 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Celeste, 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (16)

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Adrano (13.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Non sono sicura ,ma mi sono svegliata in quel momento che ho sentito vibrare il letto ,e dei strani rumori dell'armadio in camera | 2 users found this interesting.  
Ragalna (11.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Miedo | 2 users found this interesting.  
GRAVINA DI CATANIA (14.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Il letto di è mosso oscillando verticalmente | 2 users found this interesting.  
Motta Santa Anastasia Sicily (5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : The sofa was moving sideways. Lasted for 15 to 20 seconds | 2 users found this interesting.  
Catania, Italy (16 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lying in bed | 2 users found this interesting.  
Paterno / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed moving sideways, shelf shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Via Claudio Monteverdi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : One small sway | One user found this interesting.  
Paterno (2.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Paternò, Catania, Sicily (1.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Biancavilla (10.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Adrano (15.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palazzolo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Sigonella / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Adrano / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Belpasso / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
Belpasso / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)

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