Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.9 on date 15-07-2020 and time 05:40:10 (UTC) in region 2 km NW Belpasso (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.9 earthquake occured in region: 2 km NW Belpasso (CT), on

  • 15-07-2020 05:40:10 (UTC)
  • 15-07-2020 07:40:10 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.6, 14.97 at 2 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
Camporotondo Etneo CT 5 5023 37055
Nicolosi CT 5 7463 44518
San Pietro Clarenza CT 6 7743 52261
Paternò CT 7 48228 100489
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 7 7641 108130
Mascalucia CT 8 31958 140088
Pedara CT 8 14102 154190
Gravina di Catania CT 10 25838 180028
Biancavilla CT 10 24007 204035
Misterbianco CT 10 49410 253445
Tremestieri Etneo CT 10 20589 274034
Trecastagni CT 10 10910 284944
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 10 12116 297060
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 11 9479 306539
Viagrande CT 11 8563 315102
San Giovanni la Punta CT 12 23060 338162
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 12 3524 341686
San Gregorio di Catania CT 13 11966 353652
Adrano CT 14 36122 389774
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 14 17984 407758
Valverde CT 14 7840 415598
Catania CT 15 314555 730153
Aci Catena CT 15 29851 760004
Zafferana Etnea CT 16 9517 769521
Aci Castello CT 17 18723 788244
Acireale CT 18 52622 840866
Santa Venerina CT 18 8592 849458
Milo CT 19 1087 850545

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
15 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
18 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
67 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
78 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
81 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
82 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
82 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
84 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
87 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 last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours) *

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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 since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

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 2014

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014 *

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

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and adjourned progressively as more data become available. See http://shakemap.rm.ingv.it/ for additional information.

The red star indicates the epicenter. The red triangles show the stations of the INGV Italian National Seismic Network and the blue triangles those of the Nationa Accelerometric Network of the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap *

This map shows the distribution of the istrumentally derived intensities. To this purpose, it is used a conversion relation between ground acceleration and velocity, and the Mercalli Modificata (MMI - Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale. In general, the Mercalli intensity scale relies on the effects that the ground shaking produces as reported by an observer.
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap *

This map shows This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as per cent of the acceleration of gravity (i.e., g = 9.81 m/s²).
Peak velocity Shakemap

Peak velocity Shakemap *

This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.9 2020-07-15
05:40:10
37.6 14.97 2 2020-11-19
12:36:57
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 82116701
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 3.0 2020-07-15
05:40:09
37.63 14.96 0 2020-07-15
06:14:42
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 81044251
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-07-15 05:40:10 ± 0.1
Latitude 37.60 ± 0.01
Longitude 14.97 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 2 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 82116701

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 700
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 510
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 302
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 700
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 86
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 54
Number of defining phases 53
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.35
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.05036
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.43262
Number of stations at which the event was observed 42
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 42
Magnitudes information

ML:2.9

Field Value
Value 2.9
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 26
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 82116701
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-09-21 11:26:57

ML:3

Field Value
Value 3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 81044251
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-07-15 06:14:42
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PLAC.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:37.78 0.3 undecidable manual P 53 1.4326 50 0.28 56
IV.JOPP.HNN. 2020-07-15T05:40:34.15 0.6 undecidable manual P 35 1.2348 50 0.04 42
IV.IACL.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:31.27 0.3 undecidable manual P 333 1.0468 50 0.38 62
IV.SCIAR.HNE. 2020-07-15T05:40:30.71 1.0 undecidable manual P 290 1.0207 50 0.27 21
IV.IFIL.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:30.73 0.6 undecidable manual P 342 1.0081 50 0.5 41
IV.SOI.EHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:30.05 1.0 undecidable manual P 61 0.9767 50 0.35 21
MN.CEL.HNZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:29.54 1.0 undecidable manual P 48 0.9812 50 -0.23 22
IV.GIB.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:28.81 0.6 undecidable manual P 298 0.8382 50 1.48 27
IV.RESU.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:28.03 0.6 undecidable manual P 274 0.7231 50 2.67 8
IV.PETRA.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:27.36 0.6 undecidable manual P 289 0.7132 50 2.18 16
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:27.09 1.0 undecidable manual P 295 0.7932 50 0.54 21
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:27.02 1.0 undecidable manual P 33 0.7851 50 0.61 20
IV.IVUG.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:26.54 0.6 undecidable manual P 1 0.7914 50 0.01 47
IV.AIO.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:26.13 1.0 undecidable manual S 30 0.4218 93 -0.59 22
IV.IVPL.HNE. 2020-07-15T05:40:26.41 1.0 undecidable manual P 1 0.7716 50 0.22 23
IV.PLLN.EHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:25.65 1.0 undecidable manual P 301 0.759 50 -0.32 22
IV.CAGR.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:24.82 1.0 undecidable manual S 273 0.3714 93 0.04 26
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:23.45 0.6 undecidable manual P 232 0.6142 50 -0.04 49
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:23.48 1.0 undecidable manual P 29 0.6214 50 -0.13 24
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:22.10 3.0 undecidable manual S 23 0.3031 94 -0.03 0
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:22.37 1.0 undecidable manual P 325 0.5225 50 0.44 23
IV.MEU.EHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:21.03 0.6 undecidable manual P 193 0.5045 50 -0.6 44
IV.HLNI.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:20.85 0.6 undecidable manual S 197 0.2671 94 0.1 52
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:20.14 1.0 undecidable manual P 350 0.4452 93 -0.21 24
IV.HVZN.HNZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:20.63 0.6 undecidable manual P 205 0.4703 93 -0.29 48
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:20.17 0.6 undecidable manual P 155 0.3516 93 1.89 22
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:19.69 1.0 undecidable manual S 338 0.2365 95 0.09 26
IV.AIO.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:19.60 1.0 undecidable manual P 30 0.4218 93 -0.24 24
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:19.30 1.0 undecidable manual S 356 0.2167 95 0.46 24
IV.SSY.HNN. 2020-07-15T05:40:19.96 1.0 undecidable manual P 169 0.4542 93 -0.59 22
IV.CAGR.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:18.94 0.6 undecidable manual P 273 0.3714 93 0.22 49
IV.EMCN.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:18.32 0.6 undecidable manual S 15 0.1943 96 0.36 50
IV.ECBD.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:18.24 1.0 undecidable manual S 28 0.1988 96 0.08 26
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:17.56 1.0 undecidable manual P 289 0.3354 94 -0.36 24
IV.EFIU.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:16.66 0.6 undecidable manual P 46 0.2662 94 0.28 50
IV.ECNE.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:16.34 0.6 undecidable manual S 9 0.1628 97 -0.44 49
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:16.64 0.6 undecidable manual P 23 0.3031 94 -0.55 46
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:15.34 0.3 undecidable manual P 19 0.2185 95 0.01 80
IV.HLNI.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:15.89 0.6 undecidable manual P 197 0.2671 94 -0.5 47
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:15.77 0.3 undecidable manual P 338 0.2365 95 0.04 79
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:15.60 0.1 undecidable manual P 356 0.2167 95 0.31 100
IV.ECBD.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:14.74 0.6 undecidable manual P 28 0.1988 96 -0.16 52
IV.EPOZ.HNZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:14.85 0.6 undecidable manual P 69 0.1871 96 0.23 51
IV.EVRN.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:14.05 0.6 undecidable manual P 57 0.1574 98 0.08 53
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:14.99 0.6 undecidable manual S 332 0.0935 103 0.87 42
IV.EMCN.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:14.59 0.3 undecidable manual P 15 0.1943 96 -0.19 77
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:14.40 1.0 undecidable manual S 3 0.089 103 0.42 25
IV.ECNE.HHN. 2020-07-15T05:40:13.44 0.3 undecidable manual P 9 0.1628 97 -0.67 68
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:13.41 0.3 undecidable manual S 281 0.0719 106 0.08 81
IV.ECPN.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:13.54 0.3 undecidable manual P 6 0.1403 98 -0.06 80
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:11.45 0.3 undecidable manual P 3 0.089 103 -1.04 59
IV.ENIC.HNZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:11.93 0.3 undecidable manual P 57 0.0504 113 0.28 78
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-07-15T05:40:11.12 0.3 undecidable manual P 281 0.0719 106 -0.99 60
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2020-07-15T05:40:11.73 0.1 undecidable manual P 332 0.0935 103 -0.84 86
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:0 0.079700285 0.4416 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:14.76
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:0 0.11102841 0.8192 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:15.57
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:3.5 0.060759945 0.7424 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:17.03
IV.ESLN.HHN. ML:3.5 0.05957827 0.6816 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:18.88
IV.ENIC.HNE. ML:0 0.1590418 0.6496 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:19.16
IV.ENIC.HHN. ML:0 0.1510076 0.9024 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:19.33
IV.ENIC.HNN. ML:0 0.1380085 0.9408 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:19.90
IV.ENIC.HHE. ML:0 0.11395291 0.8416 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:19.33
IV.EVRN.HNN. ML:2.8 0.006473623 0.72 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:20.66
IV.EVRN.HNE. ML:2.9 0.008060227 0.7808 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:22.17
IV.EVRN.HHE. ML:2.8 0.006825857 0.3808 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:22.18
IV.EVRN.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0067382235 0.3584 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:23.18
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:3.1 0.008248884 0.64 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:24.30
IV.EMCN.HNN. ML:3 0.0077333885 0.992 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:24.90
IV.EMCN.HHN. ML:3 0.0075704535 1.0016 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:24.90
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:3 0.0075792005 0.5984 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:25.22
IV.EPOZ.HNN. ML:2.8 0.005575195 0.688 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:25.88
IV.EPOZ.HNE. ML:2.7 0.004342491 0.4608 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:26.10
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:2.8 0.0045096815 0.2624 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:27.19
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0043928045 0.3776 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:27.32
IV.EMCN.HHE. ML:3.1 0.009078265 0.4192 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:27.31
IV.EMCN.HNE. ML:3 0.008926132 0.4192 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:27.32
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:3.2 0.009373729 1.2992 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:28.46
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:3 0.006592732 0.5408 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:31.55
IV.CAGR.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00142942025 1.3568 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:34.10
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00109933 0.6016 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:36.80
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0014254835 0.5792 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:37.16
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:3.1 0.0049210835 0.64 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:37.34
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:2.3 0.0008148049 0.672 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:37.35
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:3 0.00444404 0.7008 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:37.39
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:2.1 0.00052554385 0.5312 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:39.81
IV.CAGR.HHN. ML:2.7 0.001710049 1.4592 AML other m 2020-07-15T05:40:41.43
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms *

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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