Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.7 on date 06-01-2020 and time 14:12:12 (Italy) in region 2 km N Belpasso (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.7 earthquake occured in region: 2 km N Belpasso (CT), on

  • 06-01-2020 13:12:12 (UTC)
  • 06-01-2020 14:12:12 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.61, 14.98 at 5 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
Nicolosi CT 5 7463 39495
Camporotondo Etneo CT 6 5023 44518
San Pietro Clarenza CT 6 7743 52261
Paternò CT 7 48228 100489
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 8 7641 108130
Pedara CT 8 14102 122232
Mascalucia CT 8 31958 154190
Trecastagni CT 9 10910 165100
Tremestieri Etneo CT 10 20589 185689
Gravina di Catania CT 10 25838 211527
Biancavilla CT 10 24007 235534
Misterbianco CT 11 49410 284944
Viagrande CT 11 8563 293507
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 11 9479 302986
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 11 12116 315102
San Giovanni la Punta CT 11 23060 338162
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 12 3524 341686
San Gregorio di Catania CT 13 11966 353652
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 13 17984 371636
Adrano CT 14 36122 407758
Valverde CT 14 7840 415598
Zafferana Etnea CT 15 9517 425115
Aci Catena CT 15 29851 454966
Catania CT 16 314555 769521
Aci Castello CT 16 18723 788244
Santa Venerina CT 17 8592 796836
Acireale CT 17 52622 849458
Milo CT 18 1087 850545

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
16 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
17 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
68 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
79 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
81 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
82 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
82 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
83 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
86 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
88 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismicity for different time windows. The earthquake locations reported in these maps are determined in quasi real-time by the personnel on duty in the seismic surveillance center of INGV in Rome. Note that the earthquake source parameters (hypocentral location and magnitude) are the best estimates obstained with the available data and they are adjourned as additional data become available. The source parameters obtained by the personnel on duty are then revised by the group in charge of the INGV Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV).

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event *

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the 72 hours (3 days) preceding the time of the current earthquake occurrence, using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radius of the circle representing the earthquake on the map scales with magnitude. The color 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). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event *

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located in the 90 days preceding the time of the current earthquake occurrence, 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 from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event *

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 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019 *

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
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 (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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.7 2020-01-06
13:12:12
37.61 14.97 5 2020-07-18
21:08:23
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 77005031
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 2.8 2020-01-06
13:12:12
37.64 14.96 3 2020-01-06
13:34:34
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 75333691
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-01-06 13:12:12 ± 0.05
Latitude 37.61 ± 0.00
Longitude 14.97 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 5 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 77005031

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 308
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 221
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 89
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 310
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 97
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 48
Number of defining phases 38
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.2
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.42363
Number of stations at which the event was observed 39
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 31
Magnitudes information

ML:2.7

Field Value
Value 2.7
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 16
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 77005031
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-03-03 11:37:14

ML:2.8

Field Value
Value 2.8
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 75333691
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-01-06 13:34:34
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MTMR.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:13:53.67 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 7.19 0
IV.LTRZ.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:13:46.20 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -0.37 0
IX.STN3.HHZ.02 2020-01-06T13:13:37.82 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -0.26 0
IV.CDRU.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:13:35.19 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -1.07 0
IV.BULG.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:13:24.72 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -1.68 0
IV.PTRJ.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:13:21.22 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 9.45 0
IV.CAFE.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:13:09.29 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 2.3 0
IV.MTMR.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:13:08.16 3.0 positive manual Pn 2.74 0
IV.CDRU.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:58.21 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -1.47 0
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:46.34 3.0 negative manual Pn 0.23 0
IV.PLAC.HHE. 2020-01-06T13:12:39.39 0.1 undecidable manual P 54 1.4236 50 0.07 72
IV.CLTA.HHN. 2020-01-06T13:12:31.09 0.1 undecidable manual P 241 0.9236 50 0.32 79
MN.CEL.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:31.84 0.6 undecidable manual P 48 0.9713 50 0.25 40
IV.ALJA.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:31.61 0.6 undecidable manual P 278 0.9749 50 -0.04 41
IV.HPAC.HHE. 2020-01-06T13:12:30.46 0.1 undecidable manual P 177 0.9056 50 0.01 84
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:29.35 0.6 undecidable manual P 204 0.8553 50 -0.24 41
IV.IVPL.HNE. 2020-01-06T13:12:28.10 0.1 undecidable manual P 0 0.7626 50 0.08 86
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:28.76 0.3 undecidable manual P 294 0.7932 50 0.22 62
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2020-01-06T13:12:28.27 0.1 undecidable manual P 33 0.7743 50 0.05 86
IV.PLLN.EHN. 2020-01-06T13:12:28.25 0.6 undecidable manual P 300 0.7581 50 0.31 41
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2020-01-06T13:12:28.58 0.1 undecidable manual P 359 0.7833 50 0.21 83
IV.ACATE.EHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:26.80 0.6 undecidable manual P 213 0.6988 50 -0.12 43
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:26.93 0.6 undecidable manual S 156 0.3579 97 0.28 45
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2020-01-06T13:12:25.10 0.1 undecidable manual P 29 0.6106 50 -0.32 84
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:25.52 0.6 undecidable manual P 231 0.6232 50 -0.11 44
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:23.82 0.6 undecidable manual P 324 0.518 50 -0.01 46
IV.HVZN.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:22.94 0.3 undecidable manual P 205 0.4802 50 -0.25 66
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:22.15 0.3 undecidable manual P 350 0.4371 50 -0.3 66
IV.CAGR.HHE. 2020-01-06T13:12:21.20 0.6 undecidable manual P 272 0.3759 97 0.01 47
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:21.62 0.3 undecidable manual P 30 0.4119 96 -0.37 65
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:20.38 0.3 undecidable manual S 15 0.1844 104 0.31 69
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:20.74 0.3 undecidable manual P 287 0.3372 98 0.4 66
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:20.55 0.1 undecidable manual P 156 0.3579 97 -0.23 90
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:20.79 0.3 undecidable manual S 355 0.2086 102 -0.2 70
IT.LNT.HGZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:19.90 0.1 undecidable manual P 176 0.3247 98 -0.17 92
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:19.14 0.3 undecidable manual P 197 0.277 99 0.14 70
IV.EVRN.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:19.08 0.6 undecidable manual S 59 0.1484 107 0.34 46
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:18.06 0.3 undecidable manual P 336 0.2302 101 0.07 72
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:17.65 0.3 undecidable manual P 355 0.2086 102 0.13 71
IV.EPIT.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:17.37 0.3 undecidable manual P 18 0.2086 102 -0.14 71
IV.ECHR.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:16.24 0.3 undecidable manual S 326 0.0881 117 -0.34 70
IV.EVRN.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:16.60 0.3 undecidable manual P 59 0.1484 107 0.38 68
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:16.67 0.3 undecidable manual P 15 0.1844 104 -0.31 69
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:16.59 0.3 undecidable manual S 360 0.08 119 0.27 71
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:16.38 0.3 undecidable manual S 274 0.0755 121 0.22 72
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:14.72 0.1 negative manual P 274 0.0755 121 -0.01 100
IV.ECHR.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:14.62 0.1 undecidable manual P 326 0.0881 117 -0.35 93
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2020-01-06T13:12:14.70 0.1 negative manual P 360 0.08 119 -0.12 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0008985 0.46 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:39.24
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:0 0.0583 0.48 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:16.73
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:0 0.08115 1.76 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:17.92
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:3.3 0.07505 0.78 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:17.08
IV.EMCN.HNN. ML:2.8 0.01095 1.54 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:26.11
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.9 0.0126 0.32 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:26.22
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0009825 0.58 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:26.65
IV.EMCN.HNE. ML:2.8 0.01035 0.54 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:27.51
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2 0.0007855 0.46 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:27.59
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.9 0.010865 0.32 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:28.26
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.7 0.01565 0.44 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:29.25
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00801 1.58 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:30.10
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0008045 0.36 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:31.56
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.9 0.002445 0.4 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:32.66
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:3.4 0.01048 0.64 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:33.84
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:3 0.00285 0.38 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:34.06
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:2.6 0.0016 1.42 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:34.84
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:2.5 0.00135 0.52 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:34.39
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:3.6 0.01435 0.52 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:34.39
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:0 0.001425 0.42 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:38.63
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:0 0.000747 0.28 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:38.89
IV.CROCE.HNN. ML:0 0.0004065 0.2 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:46.78
IV.CROCE.HNE. ML:0 0.0005358213 0.7808 AML other m 2020-01-06T13:12:45.58
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions *

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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