Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 20-08-2019 and time 19:29:13 (UTC) in region 8 km N Maniace (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 8 km N Maniace (CT), on

  • 20-08-2019 19:29:13 (UTC)
  • 20-08-2019 21:29:13 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.94, 14.84 at 18 km depth.

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

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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
Maniace CT 8 3765 3765
Floresta ME 9 485 4250
Tortorici ME 11 6435 10685
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 11 980 11665
Randazzo CT 12 10900 22565
Maletto CT 12 3920 26485
Galati Mamertino ME 12 2627 29112
Longi ME 13 1473 30585
Ucria ME 13 1058 31643
Cesarò ME 15 2439 34082
Raccuja ME 15 1041 35123
Roccella Valdemone ME 15 666 35789
Alcara li Fusi ME 15 1980 37769
San Teodoro ME 15 1403 39172
San Salvatore di Fitalia ME 16 1319 40491
Bronte CT 16 19172 59663
Sinagra ME 17 2705 62368
Castell'Umberto ME 17 3128 65496
Frazzanò ME 17 711 66207
San Piero Patti ME 17 2915 69122
Mirto ME 18 974 70096
Montalbano Elicona ME 19 2287 72383
Militello Rosmarino ME 19 1324 73707
Malvagna ME 19 733 74440
Moio Alcantara ME 19 717 75157
San Marco d'Alunzio ME 20 1996 77153
Ficarra ME 20 1469 78622

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
46 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
53 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
69 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
73 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
84 Km NE of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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 ( 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 200 ML 1.5 2019-08-20
37.94 14.84 18 2019-08-20
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 71662911
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-08-20 19:29:13
Latitude 37.94
Longitude 14.84
Depth (km) 18 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 71662911


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) 400
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 78
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) 0.21
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 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 71662911
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-08-20 19:44:26
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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