Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 01-01-2019 and time 11:49:31 (Italy) in region 12 km W Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 12 km W Milo (CT), on

  • 01-01-2019 10:49:31 (UTC)
  • 01-01-2019 11:49:31 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.75, 14.98 at 0 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania).

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
Milo CT 12 1087 1087
Zafferana Etnea CT 12 9517 10604
Maletto CT 14 3920 14524
Bronte CT 14 19172 33696
Ragalna CT 14 3924 37620
Sant'Alfio CT 14 1582 39202
Randazzo CT 15 10900 50102
Santa Venerina CT 15 8592 58694
Nicolosi CT 16 7463 66157
Biancavilla CT 16 24007 90164
Pedara CT 16 14102 104266
Adrano CT 17 36122 140388
Trecastagni CT 17 10910 151298
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 17 7641 158939
Linguaglossa CT 17 5403 164342
Moio Alcantara ME 17 717 165059
Belpasso CT 18 28108 193167
Giarre CT 18 27659 220826
Piedimonte Etneo CT 18 3963 224789
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 18 980 225769
Viagrande CT 19 8563 234332
Mascali CT 19 14282 248614
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 19 3215 251829
Riposto CT 19 14838 266667
Malvagna ME 20 733 267400
Maniace CT 20 3765 271165

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
22 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
29 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
70 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
70 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
82 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
86 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
98 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
100 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web 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 ( 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
ML 1.5 2019-01-01
37.75 14.99 0 2019-01-01
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64419271
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-01-01 10:49:31 ± 0
Latitude 37.75
Longitude 14.99
Depth (km) 0 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 64419271


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description
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) 0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree)
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.5
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64419271
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-01-01 12:21:07
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Type Description Link
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QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download