• Sat. Oct 16th, 2021

Earthquake in the Catania area, three tremors: epicenter in Sant’Alfio

Byeditorial

May 8, 2021

The earthquake of greatest energy, of magnitude 3.1, was detected at 8.13 pm. Magnitude 2.2 for the other two tremors Three earthquakes were felt this evening in the towns of the eastern side of Etna, such as Giarre, Sant’Alfio, Mascali and Linguaglossa. The events were recorded by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv) of Catania. The earthquake of greatest energy, of magnitude 3.1, was detected at 8.13 pm. The other two, both of magnitude 2.2, at 20:10 and 20:20. The epicenter was located 5 kilometers north-west of Sant’Alfio at depths between 5 and 8 kilometers. There is no damage to property or people.