Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 20-10-2019 and time 16:57:20 (UTC) in region 5 km NE Fondachelli Fantina (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 5 km NE Fondachelli Fantina (ME), on

  • 20-10-2019 16:57:20 (UTC)
  • 20-10-2019 18:57:20 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.02, 15.21 at 10 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
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 5 1019 1019
Antillo ME 6 919 1938
Novara di Sicilia ME 7 1337 3275
Castroreale ME 9 2504 5779
Mandanici ME 9 601 6380
Limina ME 10 836 7216
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 10 1531 8747
Tripi ME 11 873 9620
Rodì Milici ME 11 2056 11676
Roccafiorita ME 11 197 11873
Casalvecchio Siculo ME 12 842 12715
Furnari ME 12 3784 16499
Savoca ME 13 1732 18231
Pagliara ME 13 1170 19401
Mongiuffi Melia ME 14 600 20001
Terme Vigliatore ME 14 7395 27396
Motta Camastra ME 14 845 28241
Basicò ME 14 612 28853
Graniti ME 14 1492 30345
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 14 41583 71928
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 15 3945 75873
Gallodoro ME 15 367 76240
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 15 4650 80890
Fiumedinisi ME 15 1409 82299
Falcone ME 16 2808 85107
Forza d'Agrò ME 16 911 86018
Santa Teresa di Riva ME 16 9377 95395
Furci Siculo ME 16 3382 98777
Sant'Alessio Siculo ME 16 1554 100331
Roccalumera ME 17 4141 104472
Merì ME 17 2338 106810
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 17 3215 110025
Montalbano Elicona ME 17 2287 112312
Nizza di Sicilia ME 17 3667 115979
Letojanni ME 17 2861 118840
Gaggi ME 18 3184 122024
San Filippo del Mela ME 18 7115 129139
Malvagna ME 18 733 129872
Oliveri ME 18 2181 132053
Alì ME 18 768 132821
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 19 1807 134628
Alì Terme ME 19 2539 137167
Castelmola ME 19 1088 138255
Moio Alcantara ME 20 717 138972
Taormina ME 20 10960 149932
Pace del Mela ME 20 6239 156171
San Pier Niceto ME 20 2837 159008

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
36 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
39 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
45 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
58 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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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 1.5 2019-10-20
16:57:20
38.02 15.21 10 2019-10-20
17:07:19
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 73359171
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-10-20 16:57:20 ± 0.13
Latitude 38.02 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.21 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 10 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 73359171

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1120
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 704
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 152
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1120
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 113
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 10
Number of defining phases 10
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.24
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.05036
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.58636
Number of stations at which the event was observed 6
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 6
Magnitude information

ML:1.5

Field Value
Value 1.5
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 73359171
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-10-20 17:07:19
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:32.47 0.6 negative manual P 66 0.5864 50 0.03 45
IV.ILLI.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:31.01 1.0 undecidable manual P 334 0.4739 50 0.49 21
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:30.83 0.6 undecidable manual S 275 0.268 50 -0.64 41
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:28.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 41 0.1682 119 -0.28 46
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:27.22 0.3 positive manual P 275 0.268 50 0.22 69
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:25.20 0.3 negative manual P 41 0.1682 119 0.04 73
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:25.08 0.6 undecidable manual S 278 0.0612 147 -0.1 49
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:24.83 0.3 undecidable manual S 162 0.0504 151 -0.15 73
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:23.59 0.1 positive manual P 278 0.0612 147 0.22 96
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-10-20T16:57:23.29 0.1 negative manual P 162 0.0504 151 0.04 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.4 0.0004495 0.14 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:25.11
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.1 0.00204 0.42 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:25.22
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:1.7 0.0007995 0.28 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:25.41
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.5 0.0004935 0.46 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:25.11
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.1 0.00010665 0.78 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:27.50
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.2 0.0001205 1.26 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:28.05
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:2 0.0001112 0.96 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:44.49
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:1.9 9.445E-5 1.04 AML other m 2019-10-20T16:57:48.64
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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