Earthquake with magnitude of ML 3.2 on date 02-02-2019 and time 11:54:37 (UTC) in region 2 km NW Belpasso (CT)

A magnitude ML 3.2 earthquake occured in region: 2 km NW Belpasso (CT), on

  • 02-02-2019 11:54:37 (UTC)
  • 02-02-2019 12:54:37 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.6, 14.96 at 3 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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
Belpasso CT 2 28108 28108
Ragalna CT 4 3924 32032
Camporotondo Etneo CT 6 5023 37055
Paternò CT 6 48228 85283
Nicolosi CT 6 7463 92746
San Pietro Clarenza CT 7 7743 100489
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 7 7641 108130
Mascalucia CT 9 31958 140088
Pedara CT 9 14102 154190
Biancavilla CT 9 24007 178197
Misterbianco CT 10 49410 227607
Gravina di Catania CT 10 25838 253445
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 10 12116 265561
Tremestieri Etneo CT 10 20589 286150
Trecastagni CT 11 10910 297060
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 12 9479 306539
Viagrande CT 12 8563 315102
San Giovanni la Punta CT 12 23060 338162
Adrano CT 13 36122 374284
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 13 3524 377808
San Gregorio di Catania CT 14 11966 389774
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 15 17984 407758
Valverde CT 15 7840 415598
Catania CT 16 314555 730153
Aci Catena CT 16 29851 760004
Zafferana Etnea CT 16 9517 769521
Aci Castello CT 17 18723 788244
Acireale CT 18 52622 840866
Santa Venerina CT 18 8592 849458
Milo CT 19 1087 850545
Centuripe EN 19 5470 856015

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
16 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
18 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
67 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
78 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
80 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
82 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
82 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
84 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
87 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours) *

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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.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014 *

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version https://emidius.mi.ingv.it/CPTI15-DBMI15/) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2014. 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
Shakemap

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and adjourned progressively as more data become available. See http://shakemap.rm.ingv.it/ for additional information.

The red star indicates the epicenter. The red triangles show the stations of the INGV Italian National Seismic Network and the blue triangles those of the Nationa Accelerometric Network of the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap *

This map shows the distribution of the istrumentally derived intensities. To this purpose, it is used a conversion relation between ground acceleration and velocity, and the Mercalli Modificata (MMI - Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale. In general, the Mercalli intensity scale relies on the effects that the ground shaking produces as reported by an observer.
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap *

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Peak velocity Shakemap

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This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
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 1000 ML 3.2 2019-02-02
11:54:37
37.6 14.96 3 2019-08-22
08:24:52
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 66195561
Rev 200 ML 3.4 2019-02-02
11:54:36
37.64 14.94 4 2019-07-15
12:24:50
Gruppo Analisi Dati Sismici, Osservatorio Etneo 65159421
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-02-02 11:54:37 ± 0.08
Latitude 37.60 ± 0.00
Longitude 14.96 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 3 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 66195561

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 564
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 294
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 91
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 560
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 80
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 43
Number of defining phases 43
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.36
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.05486
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.9281
Number of stations at which the event was observed 29
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 29
Magnitudes information

ML:3.2

Field Value
Value 3.2
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 25
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66195561
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-07-15 12:24:33

ML:3.4

Field Value
Value 3.4
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 65159421
Agency INGV
Autore Gruppo Analisi Dati Sismici, Osservatorio Etneo
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-02-02 12:09:51
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:55:06.20 1.0 undecidable manual S 204 0.8427 50 0 22
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2019-02-02T11:55:05.30 1.0 undecidable manual S 33 0.7878 50 0.71 18
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-02-02T11:55:02.90 0.3 undecidable manual S 55 0.7069 50 0.72 56
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2019-02-02T11:54:59.15 0.6 undecidable manual S 30 0.6241 50 -0.58 40
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:55.30 1.0 undecidable manual S 169 0.4551 94 0.65 20
IV.CLTA.HHN. 2019-02-02T11:54:55.51 0.3 undecidable manual P 241 0.9101 50 0.46 59
IT.PPL1.HGN. 2019-02-02T11:54:55.01 0.1 undecidable manual P 171 0.9281 50 -0.35 80
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:54.30 1.0 undecidable manual S 18 0.4452 94 0.01 24
IV.HPAC.HHE. 2019-02-02T11:54:54.38 0.6 undecidable manual P 176 0.8975 50 -0.45 40
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:54.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 351 0.4443 94 0.57 42
IV.RESU.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:53.73 0.6 undecidable manual P 274 0.7168 50 1.98 18
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:53.38 0.6 undecidable manual P 295 0.7878 50 0.42 41
IV.PLLN.EHN. 2019-02-02T11:54:53.36 0.6 undecidable manual P 301 0.7536 50 0.98 33
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:53.13 0.3 undecidable manual P 204 0.8427 50 -0.77 53
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:53.40 0.6 undecidable manual S 149 0.4065 94 0.61 42
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:52.93 0.1 undecidable manual P 1 0.7716 50 0.24 85
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2019-02-02T11:54:52.57 0.3 undecidable manual P 33 0.7878 50 -0.4 62
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:51.50 1.0 undecidable manual S 154 0.3543 95 0.72 20
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-02-02T11:54:51.72 0.3 undecidable manual P 55 0.7069 50 0.14 66
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2019-02-02T11:54:49.77 0.6 undecidable manual P 30 0.6241 50 -0.39 43
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:49.40 1.0 undecidable manual S 24 0.3049 96 0.5 22
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:49.67 0.3 undecidable manual P 231 0.6088 50 -0.24 66
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:46.08 0.3 undecidable manual P 30 0.4254 94 -0.49 65
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:46.34 0.6 undecidable manual P 18 0.4452 94 -0.68 40
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:46.37 0.1 negative manual P 351 0.4443 94 -0.61 83
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:46.50 1.0 undecidable manual S 340 0.2347 97 0.3 23
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:46.72 0.3 undecidable manual P 169 0.4551 94 -0.51 64
IV.CAGR.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:45.50 1.0 undecidable manual P 273 0.3651 95 0.26 23
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:45.84 0.1 undecidable manual P 149 0.4065 94 -0.31 90
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2019-02-02T11:54:44.90 1.0 undecidable manual S 17 0.1952 99 0.19 24
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:44.85 0.6 undecidable manual P 154 0.3543 95 -0.14 47
IT.LNT.HGZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:44.24 0.3 undecidable manual P 174 0.3175 96 0.06 73
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:43.27 0.3 undecidable manual P 24 0.3049 96 -0.64 63
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:43.08 0.1 negative manual P 195 0.2653 97 0.06 98
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:42.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 340 0.2347 97 -0.13 97
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:42.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 69 0.1925 99 0.74 82
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2019-02-02T11:54:41.36 1.0 undecidable manual P 17 0.1952 99 -0.13 24
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:41.99 0.1 negative manual P 358 0.2167 98 0.04 99
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:40.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 7 0.0899 109 -0.04 76
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:40.20 0.1 undecidable manual S 282 0.0657 115 0.31 97
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:39.00 0.1 positive manual P 60 0.0549 119 0.51 93
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:38.82 0.1 negative manual P 7 0.0899 109 -0.38 95
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2019-02-02T11:54:38.56 0.1 undecidable manual P 282 0.0657 115 -0.15 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:0 0.1849604 0.224 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:41.44
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:0 0.25115545 0.4032 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:41.34
IV.ENIC.HHE. ML:0 0.064195835 0.4416 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:42.74
IV.ENIC.HHN. ML:0 0.05238376 0.2624 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:42.62
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:0 0.10641217 0.32 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:42.69
IV.ESLN.HHN. ML:0 0.114573145 0.2624 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:43.37
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:4 0.08338295 0.7168 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:50.54
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:0 0.031991755 0.3392 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:50.42
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:0 0.0013688719 0.2176 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:51.17
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2.4 0.001485 0.56 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:51.88
IV.HAGA.HHE. ML:0 0.0017910095 0.416 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:53.08
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:0 0.006525 0.82 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:53.97
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:0 0.04555 0.42 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:53.39
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:0 0.01935 0.56 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:54.29
IV.AGST.EHN. ML:0 0.005005 0.68 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:54.52
IV.AGST.EHE. ML:0 0.005055 0.56 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:54.34
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:0 0.03325 0.64 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:55.37
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:0 0.004283993 0.8 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:55.51
IV.HAGA.HHN. ML:0 0.0021574335 0.7552 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:03.64
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:0 0.006178363 0.5632 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:54:58.04
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:0 0.00565 1.44 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:00.77
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:0 0.00919 0.28 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:02.06
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:0 0.001925 0.36 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:02.47
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:0 0.001715 0.36 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:02.48
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:0 0.003005 0.38 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:03.20
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:0 0.0047978 0.4544 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:08.86
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:0 0.002225 1.48 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:05.88
IV.CROCE.HHN. ML:0 0.000837218 0.1792 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:10.00
IV.CROCE.HHE. ML:0 0.00060480875 0.704 AML other m 2019-02-02T11:55:29.85
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://terremoti.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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