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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.2 on date 20-04-2018 and time 08:52:35 (Italy) in region 3 km E Linguaglossa (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.2 earthquake occured in region: 3 km E Linguaglossa (CT), on

  • 20-04-2018 06:52:35 (UTC)
  • 20-04-2018 08:52:35 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.85, 15.17 at 25 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

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
Linguaglossa CT 3 5403 5403
Gaggi ME 4 3184 8587
Piedimonte Etneo CT 5 3963 12550
Motta Camastra ME 5 845 13395
Calatabiano CT 6 5308 18703
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 6 3215 21918
Graniti ME 7 1492 23410
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 7 3945 27355
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 7 9623 36978
Castelmola ME 9 1088 38066
Giardini-Naxos ME 9 9415 47481
Taormina ME 10 10960 58441
Mascali CT 10 14282 72723
Mongiuffi Melia ME 11 600 73323
Sant'Alfio CT 12 1582 74905
Gallodoro ME 12 367 75272
Letojanni ME 12 2861 78133
Moio Alcantara ME 12 717 78850
Roccafiorita ME 12 197 79047
Malvagna ME 13 733 79780
Riposto CT 13 14838 94618
Giarre CT 13 27659 122277
Limina ME 14 836 123113
Milo CT 15 1087 124200
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 15 1019 125219
Antillo ME 16 919 126138
Forza d'Agrò ME 16 911 127049
Sant'Alessio Siculo ME 17 1554 128603
Roccella Valdemone ME 17 666 129269
Casalvecchio Siculo ME 18 842 130111
Zafferana Etnea CT 18 9517 139628
Santa Venerina CT 18 8592 148220
Savoca ME 19 1732 149952
Novara di Sicilia ME 19 1337 151289

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
26 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
39 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
50 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
51 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
88 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

These maps show the seismicity for different time windows. The earthquake locations reported in these maps are determined in quasi real-time by the personnel on duty in the seismic surveillance center of INGV in Rome. Note that the earthquake source parameters (hypocentral location and magnitude) are the best estimates obstained with the available data and they are adjourned as additional data become available. The source parameters obtained by the personnel on duty are then revised by the group in charge of the INGV Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV).

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the past 72 hours (3 days) from the time this page has been generated. The radius of the circle representing the earthquake on the map scales with magnitude. The color depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT11 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2011 version) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2006. The epicenters are represented by squares which sides scale with the estimated earthquake magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.
Shakemap
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 100 ML 2.2 2018-04-20
06:52:35
37.85 15.17 25 2018-04-20
07:01:37
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 55858011
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-04-20 06:52:35 ± 0.16
Latitude 37.85 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.17 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 25 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 55858011

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 931
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 287
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 267
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 930
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 151
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 26
Number of defining phases 24
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.38
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.94249
Number of stations at which the event was observed 18
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 16
Magnitude information

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 30
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 55858011
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-04-20 07:01:37
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:56.13 0.1 undecidable manual S 176 0.5936 105 0.24 89
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:52.73 0.1 undecidable manual P 199 0.9425 99 -0.32 81
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:52.16 0.3 undecidable manual P 226 0.8975 99 -0.14 64
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:51.20 0.1 undecidable manual S 6 0.4245 111 0.09 95
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:50.23 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.59 0
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:48.86 0.1 undecidable manual P 187 0.6952 102 -0.04 90
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:48.87 0.1 undecidable manual S 25 0.3292 118 0.33 92
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:47.22 0.1 undecidable manual S 264 0.2509 126 0.63 83
IV.IVGP.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:47.23 0.1 undecidable manual P 343 0.572 105 0.38 87
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:47.22 0.1 undecidable manual S 309 0.3058 120 -0.71 83
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:46.48 0.1 undecidable manual P 182 0.5639 106 -0.24 89
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:46.24 0.1 undecidable manual P 206 0.5549 106 -0.32 88
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:46.83 0.1 undecidable manual P 176 0.5936 105 -0.38 86
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:46.96 0.1 undecidable manual P 344 0.5486 106 0.5 85
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:45.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 261 0.179 137 0.71 61
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:44.72 0.1 negative manual P 6 0.4245 111 0.27 92
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:44.43 0.1 undecidable manual S 351 0.1808 137 -0.59 89
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:44.66 3.0 negative manual P 1.98 0
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:43.61 0.1 undecidable manual S 21 0.1304 147 -0.49 93
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:43.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 25 0.3292 118 0.26 94
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:42.45 0.1 negative manual P 309 0.3058 120 -0.17 96
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:41.46 0.1 undecidable manual P 176 0.1772 137 0.56 89
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:41.90 0.1 undecidable manual P 264 0.2509 126 0.06 98
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:40.21 0.1 positive manual P 21 0.1304 147 -0.19 99
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:40.70 0.1 negative manual P 351 0.1808 137 -0.24 97
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2018-04-20T06:52:40.82 0.1 undecidable manual P 261 0.179 137 -0.09 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.6 0.001975 1.62 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:43.05
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.6 0.001975 0.18 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:44.07
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.4 0.001056 1.66 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:44.12
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.4 0.001226 0.34 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:44.95
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00153 0.54 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:46.38
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00091 0.4 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:47.75
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2 0.0003265 1.48 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:47.96
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.8 0.000231 0.36 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:48.51
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00129 0.5 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:48.76
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0006455 0.48 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:48.89
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0008995 0.34 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:49.56
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0006855 0.58 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:50.32
IV.IVGP.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000131 0.7 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:50.34
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2 0.0002275 0.4 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:52.12
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0001825 0.96 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:54.27
IV.HAGA.HHN. ML:2.2 0.000289 1.02 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:56.68
IV.AGST.EHE. ML:2.4 0.00041 0.66 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:56.84
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2 0.0001975 0.08 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:56.61
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2 0.00018 0.12 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:56.80
IV.HAGA.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0002365 1.68 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:57.02
IV.AGST.EHN. ML:2.4 0.000398 0.34 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:58.37
IV.IVGP.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0001445 1.26 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:52:58.71
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0002195 1.3 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:00.08
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0002745 0.32 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:00.12
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0007155 0.84 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:03.58
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:1.6 4.755E-5 1.08 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:04.60
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.4 0.000333 0.82 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:04.07
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.5 4.395E-5 0.72 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:05.24
IV.HMDC.HHN. ML:2.7 0.000424 1.4 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:07.87
IV.HMDC.HHE. ML:2.4 0.000245 0.98 AML other m 2018-04-20T06:53:07.87
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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