Earthquake with magnitude of Md 4.0 on date 29-10-2002 and time 17:39:47 (Italy) in region Costa Catanese (Catania)

A magnitude Md 4.0 earthquake occured in region: Costa Catanese (Catania), on

  • 29-10-2002 16:39:47 (UTC)
  • 29-10-2002 17:39:47 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.61, 15.21 at 5 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Acireale CT 4 52622 52622
Aci Catena CT 6 29851 82473
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 8 17984 100457
Aci Castello CT 8 18723 119180
Valverde CT 8 7840 127020
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 9 3524 130544
San Gregorio di Catania CT 10 11966 142510
Viagrande CT 10 8563 151073
San Giovanni la Punta CT 11 23060 174133
Santa Venerina CT 11 8592 182725
Trecastagni CT 12 10910 193635
Tremestieri Etneo CT 13 20589 214224
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 13 9479 223703
Pedara CT 14 14102 237805
Zafferana Etnea CT 14 9517 247322
Giarre CT 14 27659 274981
Riposto CT 14 14838 289819
Gravina di Catania CT 14 25838 315657
Mascalucia CT 15 31958 347615
Milo CT 16 1087 348702
Catania CT 16 314555 663257
Nicolosi CT 16 7463 670720
Sant'Alfio CT 17 1582 672302
Mascali CT 17 14282 686584
San Pietro Clarenza CT 17 7743 694327
Camporotondo Etneo CT 19 5023 699350

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
4 Km E of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
16 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
61 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
72 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
87 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
92 Km NE of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
94 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 Md 4.0
ML-MEDNET 4.1
2002-10-29
16:39:47
37.61 15.21 5 2013-07-15
08:41:04
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 456899
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2002-10-29 16:39:47 ± 0.196
Latitude 37.61 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.21 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 5 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 456899

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 2452.6
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 123
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 26
Number of defining phases 26
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.7
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00308
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.02833
Number of stations at which the event was observed 23
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 23
Magnitudes information

Md:4

Field Value
Value 4
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 3
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 456899
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-05 00:12:33

ML:4.1

Field Value
Value 4.1
Uncertainty
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 456899
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-04-28 10:38:22
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
--.MRLC.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:39.27 10.0 undecidable manual PN 3 0.0283 1.61 0.2
--.SLCN.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:33.46 10.0 undecidable manual PN 6 0.0252 0.66 0.8
--.ORI.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:32.80 10.0 undecidable manual PN 21 0.0236 1.72 0.2
--.PTS.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:30.84 10.0 undecidable manual PN 253 0.0241 -0.32 1.1
--.MGR.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:28.36 10.0 undecidable manual PN 5 0.0228 -0.9 0.7
--.ERC.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:24.98 10.0 undecidable manual PN 282 0.019 1.57 0.3
--.TDS.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:24.38 10.0 undecidable manual PN 22 0.0201 -0.61 1
--.GIB.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:23.20 10.0 undecidable manual SG 292 0.0091 0.15 0.6
--.USI.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:19.37 10.0 undecidable manual PN 305 0.0174 -1.63 0.3
--.CLTB.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:16.93 10.0 undecidable manual PN 269 0.0142 0.84 1
--.MPG.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:15.11 10.0 undecidable manual PN 291 0.0141 -0.78 1.1
--.GRI.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:15.80 10.0 undecidable manual PN 37 0.0138 0.3 1.5
--.MCT.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:13.54 10.0 undecidable manual PN 271 0.0114 1.75 0.3
--.FAVR.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:12.82 10.0 undecidable manual PN 255 0.0114 1.01 0.9
--.SLNA.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:07.13 10.0 undecidable manual PG 342 0.009 -0.54 1.4
--.MTTG.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:07.60 10.0 undecidable manual SG 43 0.0049 -0.5 0.6
--.GIB.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:07.58 10.0 undecidable manual PG 292 0.0091 -0.34 1.5
--.CSLB.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:05.80 10.0 undecidable manual PG 290 0.0087 -1.36 0.6
--.SOI.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:03.70 10.0 undecidable manual PG 54 0.0073 -0.51 1.4
--.SCLL.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:02.68 10.0 undecidable manual PG 31 0.0068 -0.59 1.3
--.AGST.E. 2002-10-29T16:40:01.93 10.0 undecidable manual SG 178 0.0031 0.82 0.4
--.MSI.Z. 2002-10-29T16:40:00.89 10.0 undecidable manual PG 24 0.0058 -0.41 1.5
--.MTTG.Z. 2002-10-29T16:39:59.70 10.0 undecidable manual PG 43 0.0049 0.3 1.5
--.PZI.Z. 2002-10-29T16:39:59.74 10.0 negative manual PG 201 0.0053 -0.37 3
--.MEU.Z. 2002-10-29T16:39:58.97 10.0 undecidable manual PG 211 0.0052 -0.98 1
--.AGST.Z. 2002-10-29T16:39:55.15 10.0 undecidable manual PG 178 0.0031 -0.21 1.6
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