Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.9 on date 12-02-2020 and time 14:20:42 (Italy) in region Costa Ionica Crotonese (Crotone)

A magnitude ML 1.9 earthquake occured in region: Costa Ionica Crotonese (Crotone), on

  • 12-02-2020 13:20:42 (UTC)
  • 12-02-2020 14:20:42 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.86, 16.99 at 10 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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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
Botricello CZ 14 5220 5220
Isola di Capo Rizzuto KR 14 17643 22863
Cutro KR 19 10541 33404

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
27 Km SW of Crotone (62178 inhabitants)
35 Km E of Catanzaro (90612 inhabitants)
60 Km E of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
80 Km SE of Cosenza (67546 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 ML 1.9 2020-02-12
38.86 16.99 10 2020-02-12
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 76462611
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-02-12 13:20:42 ± 0.68
Latitude 38.86 ± 0.02
Longitude 16.99 ± 0.05
Depth (km) 10 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 76462611


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 4390
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1820
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 268
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 4390
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 257
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 8
Number of defining phases 8
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.46
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.29408
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.72216
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 1.9
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 16
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 76462611
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-02-12 13:31:18
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:21:06.18 0.6 undecidable manual S 303 0.7222 50 -0.54 55
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:21:03.74 0.6 undecidable manual S 227 0.5963 50 0.76 52
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:20:57.18 0.6 undecidable manual S 330 0.3678 50 0.98 50
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:20:55.79 0.3 undecidable manual P 303 0.7222 50 -0.74 77
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:20:54.15 0.3 undecidable manual S 307 0.2941 50 0.11 100
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:20:54.18 0.3 undecidable manual P 227 0.5963 50 -0.19 93
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:20:50.70 0.3 undecidable manual P 330 0.3678 50 0.24 96
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2020-02-12T13:20:49.03 0.3 undecidable manual P 307 0.2941 50 -0.18 99
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:1.9 0.00032707895 0.3648 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:55.00
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:2 0.000403067 0.224 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:55.05
IV.SERS.HNE. ML:1.9 0.00035909935 0.3776 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:55.64
IV.SERS.HNN. ML:1.9 0.00034583325 0.3392 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:55.03
MN.TIP.HHE. ML:1.5 0.000102164305 0.4992 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:59.01
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0002400835 0.4608 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:57.87
MN.TIP.HNE. ML:1.6 0.00012271105 0.704 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:59.51
MN.TIP.HNN. ML:1.9 0.00025158715 0.4992 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:20:57.88
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00011391735 0.48 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:04.59
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000142129555 0.7616 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:04.14
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:1.9 0.000147187395 0.7616 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:04.14
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:1.8 0.0001128164 0.32 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:04.60
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:1.8 9.108257E-5 0.3456 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:07.07
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2 0.00013142495 0.5376 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:06.66
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2 0.000129779575 3.808 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:08.45
IV.CAR1.HNN. ML:2.1 0.00017788675 1.376 AML other m 2020-02-12T13:21:06.90
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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