Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.8 on date 23-03-2020 and time 08:30:08 (Italy) in region Costa Siracusana (Siracusa)

A magnitude ML 2.8 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siracusana (Siracusa), on

  • 23-03-2020 07:30:08 (UTC)
  • 23-03-2020 08:30:08 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 36.97, 15.32 at 24 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
Siracusa SR 10 122291 122291
Avola SR 18 31708 153999
Floridia SR 19 22762 176761

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
10 Km S of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
51 Km E of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
52 Km E of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
63 Km SE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
69 Km E of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
72 Km S of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
95 Km E 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 2.8 2020-03-23
07:30:08
36.97 15.32 24 2020-07-18
21:08:30
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 77735521
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.7 2020-03-23
07:30:09
36.98 15.27 11 2020-03-23
07:47:20
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 77491901
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-03-23 07:30:08 ± 0.14
Latitude 36.97 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.32 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 24 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 77735521

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 947
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 778
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 38
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 950
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 182
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 35
Number of defining phases 35
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.34
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.2689
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.30222
Number of stations at which the event was observed 27
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 27
Magnitudes information

ML:2.8

Field Value
Value 2.8
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 17
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 77735521
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-06-03 02:51:09

ML:2.7

Field Value
Value 2.7
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 77491901
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-03-23 07:47:19
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:33.58 0.6 undecidable manual S 332 0.7329 100 0.4 44
IV.CMDO.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:32.67 1.0 undecidable manual P 293 1.2869 54 0.68 18
IV.RESU.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:32.15 0.3 undecidable manual P 304 1.2078 96 1.26 42
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:32.09 0.3 undecidable manual P 7 1.2986 54 -0.06 61
IV.PETRA.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:32.12 0.6 undecidable manual P 312 1.2851 54 0.15 41
IV.ACATE.EHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:31.08 0.3 undecidable manual S 275 0.6547 102 0.18 70
MN.WDD.HNZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:31.14 0.6 undecidable manual P 210 1.3022 54 -1.06 29
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:30.88 0.6 undecidable manual P 332 1.2069 96 0.01 43
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:30.79 0.3 undecidable manual P 19 1.2608 54 -0.84 48
IV.SOI.EHN. 2020-03-23T07:30:30.77 0.6 undecidable manual P 28 1.2447 54 -0.63 35
IV.CLTA.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:29.33 0.1 negative manual P 280 1.0972 96 0.32 83
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:29.61 0.6 undecidable manual P 342 1.126 96 0.12 43
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:28.36 0.3 undecidable manual P 16 1.0729 97 -0.23 63
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:27.77 0.3 undecidable manual P 356 1 97 0.42 62
IV.HVZN.HHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:27.07 0.3 undecidable manual S 293 0.5225 105 -0.02 75
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:27.34 0.3 undecidable manual P 321 0.9488 98 0.85 54
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:26.46 0.3 undecidable manual S 317 0.5171 105 -0.47 68
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:26.81 0.3 undecidable manual P 350 0.9218 98 0.78 56
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:26.77 0.6 undecidable manual P 337 0.9263 98 0.67 39
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:23.11 1.0 undecidable manual P 340 0.6988 101 0.84 19
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:23.06 0.6 undecidable manual P 352 0.706 101 0.68 41
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:23.89 0.1 undecidable manual P 288 0.8022 99 -0.11 92
IT.GEA.HGZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:23.77 0.3 undecidable manual P 276 0.8058 99 -0.29 66
IT.LNT.HGE. 2020-03-23T07:30:23.81 0.3 undecidable manual S 321 0.4038 110 0.08 75
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:22.95 0.6 undecidable manual P 332 0.7329 100 0.11 47
IV.HPAC.HHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:22.01 0.3 undecidable manual S 220 0.3471 114 -0.17 75
IV.ACATE.EHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:21.75 0.6 undecidable manual P 275 0.6547 102 0.23 47
IV.HAGA.HHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:21.92 0.3 undecidable manual S 337 0.3381 115 -0.01 77
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:19.86 0.3 undecidable manual S 313 0.2689 121 -0.26 75
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:18.73 0.1 undecidable manual P 317 0.5171 105 -0.5 90
IV.HVZN.HHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:18.77 0.3 undecidable manual P 293 0.5225 105 -0.56 66
IT.LNT.HGE. 2020-03-23T07:30:17.18 0.1 negative manual P 321 0.4038 110 -0.2 98
IV.HPAC.HHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:16.72 0.1 undecidable manual P 220 0.3471 114 0.23 99
IV.HAGA.HHE. 2020-03-23T07:30:16.16 0.1 negative manual P 337 0.3381 115 -0.18 100
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2020-03-23T07:30:15.03 0.1 negative manual P 313 0.2689 121 -0.27 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:3.6 0.015195365 0.2176 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:20.41
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:3.1 0.005346076 0.2368 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:23.11
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00090517885 0.2176 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:26.71
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2.6 0.000827 0.18 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:26.96
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0004124846 0.8576 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:34.69
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0005797073 0.1792 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:35.49
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:2.8 0.0008122131 0.2176 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:36.29
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.7 0.00056769975 0.48 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:36.94
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0005335503 0.7168 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:37.01
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0005922364 0.4224 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:37.71
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:2.2 0.00012814955 0.6912 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:42.49
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.8 0.00052 0.5 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:43.56
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.8 0.000616 0.32 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:43.35
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:3 0.0008745 0.44 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:44.56
IV.CLTA.HHN. ML:0 0.000522 0.32 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:47.39
IV.CLTA.HHE. ML:2.9 0.000555 1.16 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:47.04
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.8 0.00051255665 0.5632 AML other m 2020-03-23T07:30:51.62
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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