Earthquake with magnitude of Md 1.6 on date 19-10-2019 and time 06:58:02 (Italy) in region V3 Monte Bianco (ITALIA, FRANCIA, SVIZZERA)

A magnitude Md 1.6 earthquake occured in region: V3 Monte Bianco (ITALIA, FRANCIA, SVIZZERA), on

  • 19-10-2019 04:58:02 (UTC)
  • 19-10-2019 06:58:02 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 45.86, 6.91 at 6 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
Courmayeur AO 8 2807 2807
Pré-Saint-Didier AO 12 1050 3857
Morgex AO 15 2104 5961
La Thuile AO 16 761 6722
La Salle AO 18 2087 8809

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 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 100 Md 1.6 2019-10-19
45.86 6.91 6 2019-10-19
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 73333941
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-10-19 04:58:02 ± 0.41
Latitude 45.86 ± 0.03
Longitude 6.91 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 6 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 73333941


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 3070
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1043
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 346
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 3070
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 298
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 6
Number of defining phases 6
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.23
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.02068
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.42538
Number of stations at which the event was observed 4
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 4
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.6
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 4
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 73333941
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-10-19 05:04:51
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
GU.LSD.HHZ. 2019-10-19T04:58:11.88 0.6 negative manual P 158 0.4254 50 -0.28 44
GU.REMY.HHZ. 2019-10-19T04:58:09.68 0.1 undecidable manual S 96 0.1727 107 -0.05 98
IV.MRGE.HHZ. 2019-10-19T04:58:06.23 0.1 positive manual P 129 0.1358 111 0.22 95
GU.REMY.HHZ. 2019-10-19T04:58:06.80 0.1 positive manual P 96 0.1727 107 0.01 99
GU.BLANC.HHZ. 2019-10-19T04:58:04.79 0.1 undecidable manual S 122 0.0207 159 -0.13 99
GU.BLANC.HHZ. 2019-10-19T04:58:04.10 0.1 undecidable manual P 122 0.0207 159 0.09 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
GU.BLANC.HHZ. Md:0.6 5 END duration s
IV.MRGE.HHZ. Md:1.6 16 END duration s
GU.REMY.HHZ. Md:1.6 16 END duration s
GU.LSD.HHZ. Md:1.7 16 END duration s
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download