Earthquake info: Light Mag. 3.6 Earthquake – 2.5 km south of Paternò, Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday September 22, 2022 at 04:21 (GMT +2)
Light earthquake of magnitude 3.6 at 10 km depth
Sep 22 02:23 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
Sep 22 02:55: Now uses data updates from INGV
Updated Thu 22 Sep 2022, 02:48
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes near Paternò, Catania, Sicily, Italy
3.8 earthquake September 22 04:21 (GMT +2)
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake near Paternò, Catania, Sicily, Italy, was reported just 27 minutes ago by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), considered one of the main international agencies monitoring seismic activity around the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km below the epicenter early in the morning of Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:21 a.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) which listed the quake at a magnitude of 3.7. A third agency, the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network, reported the same magnitude 3.8 quake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It must not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling off shelves, glass breaking, etc.
In Giaconia (pop. 390) located 1 km from the epicenter, and in Paternò (pop. 46,000) 1 km away, the earthquake should have been felt as a slight tremor.
Weak tremors could be felt at Belpasso (pop. 16,300) located 7 km from the epicenter, Misterbianco (pop. 45,500) at 10 km, Biancavilla (pop. 23,200) at 10 km, Mascalucia (pop. 29,900) at 12 km, Adrano (34,400 inhab.) at 13 km and Catania (290,900 inhab.) at 16 km.
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report the same earthquake and publish similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It normally takes up to a few hours for the seismic parameters to be calculated with near optimum accuracy.
|3.6||9.6 kilometers||Italy: 4 km south of Paternò (CT)||INGV|
|3.8||5 kilometers||Sicily, Italy||RaspberryShake|
|3.7||10 kilometers||Italy: 469 km west of southwest Othonoi||PNA|
|3.8||5 kilometers||3.8 SICILY, ITALY||CSEM|
|3.6||10 kilometers||Italy: Paterno / Italian||ZAMG|
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